likely it has
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:
Lead-Based Paint Information|
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Environmental Protection Agency booklet entitled "Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home".
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Information on this web site pertaining to lead hazards is based upon current scientific
and technical understanding of the issues presented and is reflective of the jurisdictional
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advice given will not necessarily provide complete protection in all situations or against all
health hazards that can be caused by lead exposure.|