Getting the lead out: Simonton brings message to YouTube

Columbus, Ohio-based vinyl window and patio door manufacturer Simonton Windows published a YouTube video to educate homeowners on the dangers of lead-based paint, especially in homes built prior to 1978. 

The one-minute video is related to the new Lead RRP (Renovation, Repair and Painting) regulations affecting homes built prior to 1978.

“An estimated 30 million homes in the United States today still contain lead-based paint, which can be extremely harmful especially to children,” said Gary Pember, VP marketing for Simonton Windows. “The friction created by opening and closing windows and doors coated in lead-based paint can generate lead dust, which contaminates the household. This harmful dust can be inhaled and inadvertently spread to other areas of the home.”

The awareness video was posted to educate homeowners and encourage them to review their homes for lead paint issues, the company said. Simonton also offers free materials and more information on lead safe issues at its website at

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