Lead Education Resources
Lead Poisoning and How to Safeguard Your Family
“According to HUD, 40 percent of homes in the Northeast, 33 percent of homes in the Midwest, 17 percent of homes in the South, and 15 percent of homes in the West have unsafe lead levels…. Although lead can be toxic to nearly every organ in a child’s body, lead poisoning most commonly causes learning disabilities, speech delays, and behavioral problems….” Find out more about lead toxicity and safeguarding your family by reading this excellent article.
Are you a Home Owner? Was your home built before 1987? Find out what you need to know about lead paint in this short summary from the National Association of Home Builders. Remember, even the smallest home repair may generate lead exposure in your home environment. Know the facts and protect yourself and your family.
Prepared by the Environmental Protection Agency, this document is a must-have for any homeowner (or tenant) where a home renovation is being carried out. Whether your living space is upgrading windows, notching out a wall, or raising the roof, this guide is essential. In fact, if your home was built before 1978, renovators are required by law to give home owners and tenants this pamphlet before beginning a renovation. Do-It-Yourselfers would do well to obtain their own copy, too. We’ve now made it easy for you!