Finding and Removing Lead

These resources can help you find out if you have lead in your home and how to remove it. Some deleading work must be done by licensed deleaders and other work may be done by homeowners.

Lead is a dangerous and toxic metal. It can cause serious neurological damage as result of prolonged exposure. It's especially harmful to children under the age of 6. Lead was a common ingredient in paint before 1978, and plumbing before 1986. Find out if there are lead hazards in your home. If you own your home, hire a Massachusetts licensed lead inspector. If you rent your home, ask your property owner if the home was inspected or, if you have a child under 6, you can call your local health department or CLPPP and ask for an inspection.

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