Lead is found in the air, soil, dust and paint in some homes and buildings that were built before 1978. Lead poisoning can cause serious health problems, but can be prevented.
What items are made of lead?
- Artists’ supplies include paints, pigments and other items.
- There is a lead crystal.
- There is a wide variety of products.
- There is jewellery.
- There are fastenings on clothing.
- A lot of fishing is done with sinkers and jigs.
- There are stained glass windows and doors.
How do I know if my home has lead?
- Home test kits. If lead is present, but not how much, these are for you.
- Environmental lab tests are done. Do-it-yourself home test kits cost more than these.
- Lead risk assessors are licensed.
The first thing to do if you are worried about lead in your home is to find out the year it was built. If peeling paint and lead dust pose a health risk, this review will let you know. You can find a lab in your area on the NLLAP website. The local health department can send a professional to check your home for lead.
Where is lead found in old houses?
When lead-based paint is found on surfaces that children can chew or get a lot of wear and tear, it may be a hazard. There are stairs, railings, banisters and porches. There will be a new year in 2021.
Do All old houses have lead?
Millions can fit onto a penny with several specks. Almost 90 percent of homes built before 1940 nationwide are likely to have lead, according to the EPA. There is a new year in 2019.