Hazards

  • Ingested lead paint chips has been proven to cause brain damage in children.

Handling

  • Handle items (moldings, doors and windows) in a way that minimizes paint chipping.
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets.

Management Options

  • Householders may dispose of painted wood in the trash, although local size restrictions may require pieces to be cut.

For more information, see Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program or call 800-532-9571.