Lead-Based Paint: Home Repairs and Renovations

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Any house or apartment built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint. Most homes built before 1960 contain lead-based paint. Lead-based paint produced before 1960 contains higher concentrations of lead than paint manufactured in later years.

Lead-based paint can be on walls, ceilings, woodwork, windows, and sometimes floors. When lead-based paint on these surfaces is broken, sanded, or scraped, it breaks into tiny, sometimes invisible, pieces that your child may swallow or inhale. Even small repair and renovation jobs, including repainting projects, can create enough lead dust and chips to harm your child.

For more information on lead-based paint go to Connecticut Department of Public Health

To Find Application Sites in Connecticut’s Community Resources Database:
Search by service names:
Lead Poisoning Screening
Lead Safe Homes

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SOURCE: Connecticut Department of Public Health
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: May2017