|Lead exposure can harm young children and babies even before they are born.|
|Even children that seem healthy can have high levels of lead in their bodies.|
|People can get lead in their bodies by breathing or swallowing lead dust, or by eating soil or paint chips with lead in them.|
|People have many options for reducing lead hazards. In most cases, lead-based paint that is in good condition is not a hazard.|
|Removing lead-based paint improperly can increase the danger to your family.|
Lead-Based Paint Information|
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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.|