Lead-based paint and lead contaminated dust are the most hazardous sources of lead for children. Lead-based paints were banned for use in housing in 1978. All houses built before 1978 are likely to contain some lead-based paint. However, it is the deterioration of this paint that causes a problem.
Approximately 24 million housing units have deteriorated leaded paint and elevated levels of lead-contaminated house dust. More than 4 million of these dwellings are homes to one or more young children.
Extreme caution and adherence to safety codes must be exercised when removing lead-based paint from the home.
Learn some lead safety precautions that must be taken before and during remediation in the above clip from Discovery Channel’s “HowStuffWorks” show.
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