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Lead Paint

Get It Checked!

If your home was constructed before 1978, keep your family safe by doing lead testing.

About Lead Paint

Today at least 4 million households have children living in them that are being exposed to high levels of lead. There are approximately half a million U.S. children ages 1-5 with blood lead levels above 5 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL), the reference level at which CDC recommends public health actions be initiated.

By Thester11 (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Thester11 (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org)], via Wikimedia Commons

No safe blood lead level in children has been identified. Lead exposure can affect nearly every system in the body. Because lead exposure often occurs with no obvious symptoms, it frequently goes unrecognized.

For more information about lead and lead poisoning, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).