First.... Find Out if You Have It
about to paint, renovate or remodel an older home, or if you have young children
or a pregnant mother in the house, DON'T GAMBLE. Get your paint tested for lead.
The cost of the test is minimal compared to the health protection it buys your
Cover It, Remove It, or Wipe It... But Do It RIGHT!
lead-based paint improperly can actually increase the danger to your family. Working
around lead paint can produce toxic dust that can be inhaled. Hire a professional
lead testing and abatement firm. Remember, simply painting over lead-based paint
with non-lead paint isn't a long-term solution.
Light on Lead Another look.
Contact your state and local health
departments' lead poisoning prevention programs, or the housing authorities for
more information. They can tell you about testing labs and contractors who can
safely remove lead-based paint. Or contact the National Lead Information Clearinghouse
at 1-800-424-LEAD. That's How to Get the Lead Out!
Remember to get professional
But that's NOT the last word on lead if you're a homebuyer or
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