Thermal Industries supports National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (October 23-30)
October 13, 2010 13:28
Replacement window manufacturer looks to encourage homeowners to hire lead certified remodelers when replacing windows
Thermal Industries is observing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) the week of October 30th to help raise awareness of the dangers of lead exposure in children. This year’s theme, “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future,” underscores the importance of testing your home, testing your child and learning how to prevent lead poisoning’s serious health effects. This campaign organized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. According to the CDC, childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children, yet an estimated 250,000 U.S. children have elevated blood-lead levels. For more information, visit http://www.leadsafe.org/.
To raise awareness, vinyl replacement window manufacturer Thermal Industries, encourages consumers to hire lead certified remodelers when replacing windows or other types of remodeling projects in homes built prior to 1978. As part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) mandated law, the Lead Renovation, Repair, Painting Rule, contractors must go through an 8-hour training to certify at least one person to supervise the renovation of pre-1978 homes, and the contracting firm must be certified with the EPA if they intend to work in pre-1978 homes. For more information on this law, visit http://www.epa.gov/lead.
About Thermal Industries – In business for 50 years, Thermal Industries, Inc., a division of Atrium Companies, manufactures custom-made vinyl windows, doors, patio enclosures, vinyl and composite deck planks and vinyl railing systems. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, the company maintains distribution through 19 branch locations east of the Mississippi. For more information on other Thermal Industries products, call (800) 245-1540, or visit online at http://www.thermalindustries.com/.