Where Lead-Based Paint Is Found
Many homes, built before 1978 have lead-based paint. The federal government banned lead-based paint from housing in 1978. Some states stopped its use even earlier. Lead can be found:
If you suspect that your house has lead hazards, you can take some immediate steps to reduce your family's risk:
For More Information
Call 1-800-424-LEAD to learn how to protect children from lead poisoning and for other information on lead hazards. (Internet: www.epa.gov/lead and www.hud.gov/lea).
EPS's Safe Drinking Water Hotline
Call 1-800-426-4791 for information about lead in drinking water.
Regional Lead Contact for Michigan
U.S. EPA Region 5 (DT-8J)
77 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604-3666
For up-to-date address and phone information for state and local contacts on the Internet at www.eps.gov/lead or contact the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD.
To read the entire comprehensive public educational booklet regarding preventing lead poisoning in your family and lead exposures in your home environment. Follow this link http://here.doh.wa.gov/materials/lead-in-home/25_LeadHome_E03L.pdf.