Lead facts

Ripple effects

Ripple effects of childhood lead poisoning

In addition to causing health and behavioral problems in children, lead poisoning may also result in serious costs to both a child’s future and to society.

Boy with truck at window

Sources of lead poisoning

Lead laws ban lead in residential paint, but lead hazards still exist in and around many homes built before 1978.

Young African American girl

Lead poisoning is preventable

Properly identifying and removing lead hazards before a child is exposed to them prevents lead poisoning.

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Additional information for…
Property owners
  • The do's and don'ts of home renovation
  • What to look for in a lead contractor
  • How to find a lead contractor
  • Required disclosures to tenants
Tenants
  • Right of inspection
  • Right of notification of lead hazards
  • Notifying landlords about possible lead in homes
  • If a landlord won't address a lead hazard
Childcare providers
  • Childcare provider responsibilities
  • Educational information
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