How Children Are Exposed to Lead Poisoning

Children Exposed To Lead Paint

Adults are commonly exposed to lead through a variety of routes, including on-the-job exposure, exposure from contaminated soil and exposure to poisoned water. Children, however, are most often exposed via:

  • Paint and paint dust
  • Toys

New York City banned lead paint in 1960. Because no leaded paints have been used in our city legally for 50 years, and because most manufacturers have scaled back their use of paint when making toys, many assume that lead poisoning now poses a rare and marginal threat to children here. However, lead continues to find its way to children through toys produced in China and elsewhere, and from the ingestion of lead through paint chips and paint dust.

If you have questions regarding lead poisoning and children’s exposure to lead in New York, contact the personal injury lawyers at The Orlow Firm. Attorneys Adam Orlow, Brian Orlow and Steven Orlow have extensive experience representing children and adults who have suffered injury due to lead poisoning, and have recovered significant sums for victims of lead poisoning in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.

Managing All Legal Issues Relating to Lead Poisoning in New York

At The Orlow Firm, we work diligently to assert our clients’ rights regarding lead poisoning while also compelling landlords to reduce the use of lead paint in New York City apartment buildings.

Contact the Orlow Firm

Do not suffer the effects of lead poisoning without pursuing your full legal rights. Contact The Orlow Firm for experienced legal counsel. We offer free initial consultations and operate four offices across New York City for your convenience. We can go to you if you cannot come to us.

To contact a New York lead paint lawyer, call (646) 647-3398.