Clean Those Windows to Improve Your Child's Brain Development
When we, as parents, spend so much time, money, and energy trying to give our children every opportunity to learn and develop a keen and healthy brain, it may sound absurd to hear that the simple act of regular window sill cleaning can be one of the most important things you can do to protect your child's brain. But it's true!
Toxic lead paint was not banned in the US until 1978, and this older paint is now degrading and turning to microscopic household dust. These tiny lead paint dust particles are especially concentrated around windows. Even when windows are not regularly opened, this dust migrates through the spaces around a window and accumulates where children put their hands. Without ever knowing it, normal hand-to-mouth activity results in children ingesting the miniscule amounts of lead that are enough to prevent proper brain development in children under 12. The results? Lower IQ, increased ADHD and aggressive behavior disorders, and other chronic medical problems.
With recent research showing much greater brain damage occurring from much lower exposure, the CDC has recently issued new guidance that stresses that there is "no safe level" of lead in the body. Blood lead levels show recent exposure and are measured in millionths of a gram (per 1/10 of a liter of blood), and levels as low as 1 and 2 have been shown by researchers to result in measurable damage.
What Can I Do?
While it is a leading health risk, it is also one of the most avoidable. Regular cleaning around windows with LockUpLead Neutralizer is an effective way to maintain a lead-safe environment and give your child the lasting gift of healthy brain development. See how easy it is in this 2-minute video. LockUpLead Technology is EPA-tested and proven to lower the toxicity of poisonous lead to provide parents the best tool yet in eliminating this hazard.