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Did you know that many homes built before 1978 have lead-based paint? Lead from paint, chips, and dust can pose serious health hazards. Read this entire brochure to learn: How lead gets into the body About health effects of lead What you can do to protect your family Where to go for more information
This pamphlet is for you if you: Reside in a home built before 1978. Own or Operate a child care facility, including preschools and kindergarten classrooms, built before 1978, or Have a child under six years of age who attends a child care facility built before 1978. You will learn:
Do you renovate, repair or paint homes or child-occupied facilities built before 1978? If so, you need to know how to work safely with lead-based paint. This guide is designed to help plan for and complete a home renovation, repair or painting project using lead safe work practices. Lead safe work practices are a group of techniques that reduce the amount of dust produced by renovation activities. When used correctly, they make the work area safer for workers and the home safe for residents when renovation is complete.
To heighten awareness about lead poisoning prevention, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed Lead in Your Home: A Parent’'s Reference Guide. The Agency believes this is an essential resource for anyone—from owners to tenants—concerned about the dangers of lead in their home and environment. This Guidebook provides Agency recommendations on how you can reduce your family’s risk of lead exposure and prevent lead poisoning, ranging from simple steps you can do now to more rigorous procedures that will permanently get rid of lead hazards in your home.

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