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Finding and Removing Lead

These resources can help you figure out if you have lead in your home and how to remove it. Some deleading work must be done by licensed deleaders and other 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 from before 1978, and plumbing from before 1986. If your house has not been updated since these times, you might want to check to see whether lead was used in the paint or plumbing. If you find lead, it is important to remove it to avoid exposure.
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