Following the banning of lead in petrol over a decade ago and the widespread attention drawn to lead in paint and the associated dangers of it, it is now being highlighted that there are dangerous levels of lead in our soil. This is highlighted by Professor Mark Taylor who is an environmental scientist at Macquarie University, because of the danger it presents especially to children.
It is commonly accepted today that lead is dangerous and unprotected contact is harmful not only to you but also to others whom come into contact with you such as partners at home who wash clothes of roofers or children who come into contact with individuals exposed to lead.
See the piece here on Channel 7 about the dangers of lead in our soil including tips for preventing lead exposure.
At Evo Building Products we’re aware of the risk of lead contamination from roofing products and we have developed a range of lead-free roofing materials such as lead free flashing. Do you take the necessary precautions outlined under work safe rules in the handling of exposed lead on the roof?