that a home
may not tell
you if there
is a hazard.
You can get your home checked for
lead hazards in one of two ways, or both:
Have qualified professionals do the work. The federal government is writing standards for inspectors and risk assessors. Some states might already have standards in place. Call your state agency for help with locating qualified professionals in your area.
Trained professionals use a range of methods when checking your home, including:
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All lead hazard information contained herein reproduced from the United States
Environmental Protection Agency booklet entitled "Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home".
Co-Authored by the U.S. EPA and the U.S. CPSC, Washington, D.C.
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
boundaries established by the statutes governing the co-authoring agencies. Following the
advice given will not necessarily provide complete protection in all situations or against all
health hazards that can be caused by lead exposure.|