Lead poisoning prevention

The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) is a state-funded program that works to prevent and treat lead poisoning in children. This program provides a range of prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment services to families and children in Massachusetts.

Lead poisoning and control laws

The Lead Law requires the de-leading or interim control of lead hazards existing in homes built before 1978 where children under six live. Owners of rental property and owners of single- or multi-family homes are responsible for complying with the Lead Law and paying the costs to de-lead. Learn more.

Financial assistance programs to remove lead from your home

Did you know there are refinancing, loan, and tax credit programs available for qualifying homeowners and prospective buyers to help them remove lead paint from homes purchased before 1979? Find out if you qualify, what your options are, and who to contact for financial assistance.

Find a licensed lead inspector or lead removal contractor

Did you know that federal law requires that contractors performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb more than six square feet of paint on a home, child care facility, or school built before 1978 must be certified and trained to follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination? Find a licensed lead inspector or lead removal contractor here.