News Source: PR Newswire
In conjunction with National Painting Week-May 19 – 29 ECOBOND® will donate $100 for every 100 gallons of ECOBOND® - Lead Defender® or ECOBOND® - Lead Defender® PRO sold in May and June 2017 through their website and phone orders to organizations including: The Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning and The Colorado Lead Coalition.
The Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning is an advocacy and education nonprofit organization composed of nearly 100 individuals and community organizations who share the following conviction.
The Centers for Disease Control reports: “Today, childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children, yet approximately half a million U.S. children have blood lead levels above 5 micrograms per deciliter, the reference level at which CDC, recommends public health actions be initiated. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and CDC are committed to eliminating this burden to public health.” The CDC reports that today at least 4 million households have children living in them that are being exposed to high levels of lead.
James M. Barthel, creator of the ECOBOND® family of products stated, “We enthusiastically embrace a mission of restoring our environment and protecting people from the hazards of lead with our patented ECOBOND® lead paint treatment technology. It is for this reason that we are pleased to donate $100 for every 100 gallons of ECOBOND® - Lead Defender® or ECOBOND® - Lead Defender® PRO, to further the cause of organizations including: The Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning and The Colorado Lead Coalition.”
Barthel made the strategic decision to add Bitrex® Bitterant Technology, which is the bitterest substance known, to their lead paint treatment product ECOBOND® to reduce accidental ingestion of potentially harmful materials. This creates an added safety barrier to further protect children from lead poisoning by reducing the amount of paint chips or dust a child may ingest.
Recently, there's been increasing publicity in the news throughout the United States about the impact of unsafe lead paint on children's health. One of the states highly impacted by lead paint poisoning is New Jersey.Recently, Governor Christie signed a bill into law that reduces the threshold of lead levels in a children' blood that requires the state to take action.
The Ohio Department of Health just published a list of 540 hazardous homes that should be vacated due to lead. It's the last step to get property owners to clean up the houses and get rid of the poison lurking inside.
Lead poisoning impacts hundreds of families in Milwaukee and some parents say they don’t know where the lead is coming from. The City of Milwaukee launched the website leadsafeMKE.com earlier this year to help parents learn about lead poisoning.
ECOBOND®, patented lead paint treatment technology, is the premier lead paint solution and surpasses all other lead paint products because it is the ONLY product on the market that seals as well as treats lead dust and lead in paint. While lead poisoning can cause serious health problems for adults, children are especially vulnerable.
ECOBOND®, LLC is the nation’s leader in developing and distributing products that improve the protection of human health and safety from the hazards of lead in the home, workplace, and the environment. With over 15 years in patented and proven success, the ECOBOND® family of products have been extensively used in successfully treating lead hazards in over 11,000,000 tons of material while serving over 100,000 customers in the United States and Internationally.