Sunday, 6 November 2016

Arthur Cordes - The Dangers of Lead-Contaminated Soil

Arthur Cordes is a Site Superintendent in the hazardous waste removal industry. He served in the United States Army for two years, and in the Marine Corps for eight years. After leaving the Marine Corps he started working in the hazardous waste removal industry and has worked on several USEPA projects in various places across the United States. Arthur Cordes is experienced in removing lead-contaminated soil and has supervised several crews in removing lead and arsenic contaminated soil from alleyways and residential driveways. Several products that contain lead have hazardous characteristics that are harmful to humans. Some of the products that contain high levels of leachable lead are waste oils, paints, fly ash, metal slag, and foundry sands. Lead contamination is dangerous, and both organic and inorganic contamination can come from industrial waste material and agricultural runoffs. If the soil is polluted, and the pollution reaches groundwater, it can result in water pollution. Lead pollution can be a hazard for people living in contaminated areas. Even walking in contaminated areas can cause the substance to be carried into the homes, and extreme care needs to be taken to prevent further contamination of the home and workplace.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), you can get lead into your body by breathing or swallowing lead dust. Lead is extremely hazardous to both adults and children, and can cause memory problems, nerve disorders, high blood pressure, muscle pain, including various other problems. Arthur Cordes is experienced in the removal of lead-contaminated soil.