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Lead Based Paint Resources

Lead is extremely toxic substance and can cause a variety of serious health problems in both children and adults. Children, under the age of five are most susceptible to lead poisoning through swallowing lead based paint or breathing in lead dust. Lead is primarily found in older buildings as well as in contaminated water and soil. The best remedy is to prevent exposure before it happens. Find measures that you can take to protect your family from the dangers of lead based paint.

EPA: Keeping you safe
The EPA works to protect the environment and public health of all U.S. citizens. One of the EPA's missions is to inform and educate people about the harmful and sometimes deadly consequences of lead based paint exposure, especially in children and toddlers. Find tips on hunting down lead in your home and what to do about the problem if it is discovered.  Read More

HUD: Lead Paint Facts
The U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD) help low and medium income people buy safe and affordable housing. HUD wants every homeowner to be aware of the dangers of lead based paint in older properties, which areas lead paint is most likely hiding and what steps to take to keep your family safe.
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CPSC
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is the official Federal Agency in charge of protecting the public from harm, injury and death. Get information about lead paint poisoning, the consequences of having lead paint in your home, which people are most at risk of illness, how lead get inside of you and how to protect your family before exposure.  Read More


The truth about Lead Paint
If you own an older house, built before the 1980's you have the potential of suffering from lead paint exposure. Most homes from this era used lead paint because no one knew the danger. Colorado State University has done extensive research to help people find out if there lead paint in their homes and how to fix the problem.  Read More


How to get rid of Lead Paint in your Home
Are you worried that you have lead paint in your home. Maybe you have already tested for lead and it has been confirmed that you have the deadly paint on your windows, doors or in other areas. Learn how to get rid of lead paint without risking greater contamination.  Read More

Lead on your Child's Doll?
Why would any company use lead on a child's doll, wagon or game? Many manufacturers in China and other countries use lead based paint because it is cheaper. The National Center for Healthy Housing outlines a plan for you to find out if your child has been exposed to unsafe items that contain lead paint
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Protect Children from Lead
The CDC wants to save the lives of children before they are harmed from the side effects of lead. Find out how children are exposed to lead and what make them more susceptible to the deadly effects. Learn how to stop lead in your home and who to contact for help.  Read More

Test for Lead
Are you considering purchasing a new home? Although a seller is required by law to tell you if there is lead based paint, they may not know. Lead can lead to severe illness and complications, especially in young children and the elderly? Get the correct procedures to find out if there is lead in your home and how to get rid of it.  Read More

Lead Paint in Florida
The Florida Department of Health works to keep the residents of Florida safe and healthy from the toxic substance: lead. Find statewide and county information on how the department is working to eradicate lead from the Florida environment and lead based illness from the population through knowledge, testing and prosecution.  Read More

 

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