Home renovation for do-it-yourselfers (DIY)

The use of lead in paint was banned for residential use in 1978. If your home was built before 1978, it likely contains lead paint. Lead is still a serious health problem. Over 80,000 children in Illinois are harmed by lead, mostly from peeling and chipping lead paint. For information on how to properly renovate or replace window in a pre-1978 home, view the EPA's Lead-Safe Certified Guide to Renovate Right brochure.
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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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