Resources for Lead-Safe Housing

Affordable, safe, and healthy environments for children are critical for their health and well-being and to protect their future. Funding is available to renovate older buildings (pre-1978) where lead hazards exist. Finding lead hazards means knowing what and where to look for lead hazards. Creating lead-safe housing requires a commitment as a community to develop policy and other strategies to protect children from lead exposure.

Funding for Renovating Older Housing with Lead Hazards

Creating Lead-Safe Housing as a Community

Note: While these documents refer to a blood-lead level of 10 μg/dL as the CDC level of concern (which is outdated) for adverse health outcomes in children, the strategies described in these publications are still appropriate for community level primary prevention activities.

Identifying Lead Hazards in Older Housing

Understanding Lead-Safe Work Practices During Renovation

 

 

 

 

Last Revised: March 4, 2015