Press Release source: Yahoo Finance
In a move to further serve widespread issues associated with the dangers of lead paint, James M. Barthel, creator of the ECOBOND® family of products, has made the strategic decision to add Bitrex® Bitterant Technology to their lead paint treatment product, ECOBOND® - Lead Defender®.
The Centers for Disease Control reports that today at least 4 million households have children living in them that are being exposed to high levels of lead. There are approximately half a million U.S. children ages 1-5 with blood lead levels above 5 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL), the reference level at which CDC recommends public health actions be initiated. Reuters found nearly 3,000 areas with recently recorded lead poisoning rates at least double those in Flint during the peak of that city's contamination crisis. And more than 1,100 of these communities had a rate of elevated blood tests at least four times higher.
"We are passionate about restoring our environment and protecting people from the hazards of lead with our patented lead paint removal treatment technology," stated James Barthel, President and creator of ECOBOND®. "We are excited to work with Bitrex® as this adds yet another layer of protection that we provide to our customers," continued Barthel.
Bitrex®, a product of Johnson Matthey (UK), is the bitterest substance known and is added to ECOBOND® to reduce accidental ingestion of potentially harmful materials. In the new Lead Defender formula, Bitrex® 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.
ECOBOND® - Lead Defender® is specially formulated for residential or professional use with patented lead treatment reagents, paint penetrators, softeners and the best professional grade quality latex paint to penetrate, bond, seal and treat existing lead paint applications and control the spread of airborne lead while providing advanced human bioavailability reduction.
ECOBOND® LBP, 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® - Lead Defender® recently announced new research confirming the efficacy of lead treatment protocols with demonstrated benefits by third party validation of a novel, low cost Lead Contaminated Surface Treatment (LCST). This treatment effectively treats and seals lead contaminated surfaces; thereby mitigating the potential for lead exposure hazards to humans and the environment. To download the full Technical paper titled: "Lead Contaminated Surface Treatment," visit www.LeadTreatment.com.
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.