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Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Rules for Lead Poisoning Prevention

In Wisconsin, a number of statutes and rules have been enacted to regulate activities having to do with hazards from lead-based paint. These govern residential facilities, worker protection, landlord and tenant agreements, housing sales, lead hazard reduction, drinking water, reporting of blood lead test results, and public health response to lead poisoning.

Effective July 1, 2021, are the revisions to Wis. Admin. Code, ch. DHS 163, Certification for the Identification, Removal and Reduction of Lead-Based Paint Hazards. View a listing of the most significant changes to the rule.


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Wisconsin Stat. ch. 254. Environmental Health (PDF) Describes public health and other responsibilities for detection, treatment and response to lead hazard exposure.

Wisconsin Stat. ch. 704. Landlord and Tenant (PDF). Describes the conditions under which a tenant may move without incurring liability due to untenantability, including conditions that are hazardous to health (704.07(4)).

Wisconsin Stat. ch. 709. Disclosures by Owners of Residential Real Estate (PDF).

Wisconsin Admin. Code ch. DHS 163. Certification for the Identification, Removal, and Reduction of Lead-Based Paint (PDF) Amended in 2009 to regulate renovation, repair and painting activities that may disturb lead-based paint. You can read Wisconsin's Lead-Safe Renovation Rule page to learn how it affects contractors working in housing and child-occupied facilities built before 1978.

Wisconsin Admin. Code ch. DHS 181. Reporting of Blood Lead Test Results (PDF).

Wisconsin Admin. Code ch. DHS 182. Lead Poisoning or Lead Exposure Prevention Grants (PDF)

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Last revised November 9, 2021