The Delicacy of Invisible Dust and Infants

The Johnson family just moved into their new home. Their younger children run in and out of the back door to play in the yard. Their older children go in and out of the front door to visit with friends. Their infant spends time playing on the floor with toys while the parents go about […]

DO WE NEED TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT LEAD-BASED PAINT IN OUR HOME/BUILDING?

Do we need to be concerned about lead-based paint in our home? If your home was built before 1978, it is more likely to have lead-based paint. In 1978, the federal government banned consumer uses of lead-based paint, but some states banned it even earlier. Visit the EPA website to learn more:  epa.gov/lead/protect-your-family-sources-lead#main-content. To learn […]

WHEN IS LEAD PAINT DANGEROUS?

WHEN IS LEAD PAINT DANGEROUS? Lead paint is still present in millions of homes, sometimes under layers of newer paint. If the paint is in good shape, the lead paint is usually not a problem. Deteriorating lead-based paint (peeling, chipping, chalking, cracking, damaged, or damp) is a hazard and needs immediate attention. Lead-based paint may […]

TIPS TO REDUCE LEAD EXPOSURE IN OLD HOMES & BUILDINGS

TIPS TO REDUCE LEAD EXPOSURE IN OLDER HOMES & BUILDINGS Inspect and keep all painted surfaces in excellent shape and clean up dust frequently with a wet cloth or paper towel Consult a certified lead professional before beginning renovation, repair or painting projects. Renovation, repair or painting activities can create toxic lead dust when painted […]

The Penalties of Unsafe Lead-Based Paint Practices

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Sources of Lead

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The Lead Poisoning Home Checklist

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Lead on Superfund Sites

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Health Effects of Lead in Drinking Water

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