It's renovation season. Make it lead-safe!
There's no better time to spruce up your home with a renovation project. But was your home built before 1978? If so, your children could be exposed to lead in the dust created during your project. Just a small amount of lead dust can cause learning disabilities, developmental delays, and other behavior and health problems for your child. Fortunately, you can prevent exposure to lead by making sure renovation work on your home is done safely.
Learn more about the effects of lead exposure on young children. Included is research on how lead exposure affects young children as they age and attend elementary school.
Training and certification are required before you may offer or conduct regulated lead-based paint activities, including renovations, in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities. Our guide on Getting Certified to Work with Lead-Based Paint walks you through the process.