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Practice areas handled by Neil Kalra
Motor Vehicle Collisions: what to do
Burn Injuries
Construction Injuries
Fall Down Injuries: what to do if you have an accident

Nursing Home Abuse and Injuries: what to look for
Birth Related Injuries
Lead Paint Poisoning
HMO Liability
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Lead Paint Poisoning: Protect Your Children

Lead paint poisoning is very dangerous among children and young infants. Lead poisoning can be very fatal when to children are subjected to it. Even children that seem healthy can have dangerous levels of lead. Lead is more dangerous to children than adults, because babies and young children often put their hands and other objects in their mouths, which can have lead dust on them. In the United States , one out of every eleven children have dangerous levels of lead in their blood stream. Children’s growing bodies absorbs more lead than adults. Children’s brains and nervous systems are also more sensitive to the damaging effects of lead. If not detected early, children with high levels of lead in their bodies can suffer from damage to the brain and nervous system. Behavioral and learning problems can occur, such as hyperactivity, slowed growth, hearing problems and kidney problems and headaches. There are some steps you can take to avoid any of these problems.

  1. Complain: if you rent, notify your landlord about peeling, or chipped paint. He should be aware that you have young children and it could affect your child’s health.
  2. Clean: Clean Floors, window frames, windowsills, and other surfaces weekly. You should mop with warm water and use a cleaner with high phosphate or cleaner especially made for lead. Clean up any paint chips and dust with a wet rag or mop. Do not sweep paint chips with a dry broom or try to vacuum, because this will cause the dust to spread.
  3. Hygiene: Wash your children’s hands frequently, especially before meals, naptime, and bedtime to prevent lead dust from their hands going into their mouths.
  4. Beware: Canned goods purchased in other countries may contain lead, which can be absorbed into foods and drinks. Old painted toys and furniture could contain lead. Do not use remedies that contain “GRETA” or “AZARCON” used to treat upset stomachs.
  5. Cooking: Whenever you are using tap water for cooking or drinking, always allow the water to run for a few minutes to allow stagnant water to run through the pipes. Always use cold water for cooking.
  6. Food: Store food in glass, plastic, or stainless steel containers, not in open cans. Avoid using antiques, hand ceramics, and lead crystal to hold food or beverages. Be cautious of ceramics that are not properly glazed. Improper glazing can allow lead to be absorbed into foods and drinks.
  7. Diet: Children who eat low fat meals, which are high in iron, are less susceptible to lead poisoning.

The Neil Kalra law offices in Forest Hills Queens, New York  concentrate in personal injury cases. Our practice areas include car and motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, abuse and injuries, lead paint poisoning, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, construction accidents, HMO liability and other areas.

Contact the Law Offices of Personal Injury Neil Kalra (in Forest Hills, Queens, New York) immediately if you need lawyers for a lead poisoning case. Call (718) 897-2211. Remember, if you don’t know your rights, then you have no rights.

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