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.