Home safety

Lead dangers in the home

View examples of peeling and chipping lead paint, but be aware that not all lead hazards are visible.

Lead disclosure laws

Many laws aim to protect children from lead exposure and lead poisoning.

New EPA rule: all contractors need to get lead-safe certified

Renovation, Repair and Painting rule

Beginning in the summer of 2010, federal law requires contractors to be certified in lead-safe practices in order to prevent lead poisoning during renovations.

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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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