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Renovating, Repairing and Repainting a Home Containing Lead Paint
Renovating, Repairing, or Painting?
Is your home, your building, or the child care facility or school your children attend being renovated, repaired, or painted?
Was your home, your building, or the child care facility or school where your children under six years of age attend built before 1978?
If the answer to these questions is YES, there are a few important things you need to know about lead-based paint.
This pamphlet provides basic facts about lead and information about lead safety when work is being done in your home, your building or the child care facility or school your children attend.
The test kit Leadcheck 8 Swab Instant Lead Testing Kit is one of several available. LeadCheck Swabs are non-hazardous and provide a rapid, sensitive and specific test for leachable lead on any surface. When lead is detected, LeadCheck Swabs and/or the surface being tested turns pink or red on contact, depending on the concentration of lead present. In the vast majority of test situations results are obtained in less than 30 seconds. When detecting low levels of lead, or lead chromate containing pigments, results may take longer to develop. Each kit contains test confirmation cards to verify individual test results. The test kits and other painting supplies can be purchased from local paint dealers, home improvement stores and hardware stores.
The Facts About Lead
- Lead can affect childrens brains and developing nervous systems, causing reduced IQ, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems. Lead is also harmful to adults.
- Lead in dust is the most common way people are exposed to lead. People can also get lead in their bodies from lead in soil or paint chips. Lead dust is often invisible.
- Lead-based paint was used in more than 38 million homes until it was banned for residential use in 1978.
- Projects that disturb painted surfaces can create dust and endanger you and your family. Dont let this happen to you. Follow the practices described in this pamphlet to protect you and your family. Next Page
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