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 surfaces are disturbed or demolished.
- Avoid tracking lead dust into the home by wiping and removing shoes before entering the home and placing dust mats both inside and outside of entryways.
- Learn if you have a lead service line. Contact your water utility or a licensed plumber to determine if the pipe that connects your home to the water main (called a service line) is made from lead.
- Visit the EPA website to learn more: gov/lead/protect-your-family-sources-lead#main-content.
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