(US EPA: http://www.epa.gov/lead/parents.html) If your home was built before 1978, there is a good chance it has lead-based paint. In 1978, the federal government banned consumer uses of lead-containing paint, but some states banned it even earlier. Lead from paint, including lead-contaminated dust, is one of the most common causes of lead poisoning.
- Sources of lead at home
- How to make your home lead-safe
- Protect your children where they learn and play