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. Older buildings (pre-1978) where lead hazards have been eliminated by using lead-safe work practices may be considered lead-safe environments. Finding such environments 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 Lead-Safe Housing

Understanding Lead-Safe Work Practices During Renovation

Identifying Lead Hazards in Housing

Creating Lead-Safe Housing as a Community

Note: These documents refer to a blood-lead level of 10 μg/dL as the CDC level of concern for adverse health outcomes in children. This terminology is outdated and readers are referred to the ACCLPP recommendations of 2012. However, the strategies described in these publications are still appropriate for primary prevention activities at the community level.



Last Revised: February 25, 2015