Category Archives: Lead Paint

Lead Based Paint Inspection

Lead-based paint was banned in 1978 and lead plumbing materials were prohibited in 1986. It is important to realize that just because the law changed doesn’t necessarily mean all contractors were in compliance. For this reason, we recommend all homes constructed before 1980 be tested for unsafe levels of lead based paint or leaded dust hazards. Lead paint which remains undisturbed on a wall generally doesn’t pose a threat the … Continue Reading

Creating Lead Hazards

Part two in the Series on Lead Based Paint Hazards In the last article I discussed the generalities of lead based paint hazards and what health effects it can have on children in particular.  I am now going to move the discussion forward by discussing how easy it is to inadvertently create a lead hazard.  I recall sitting in my first certification class listening to the instructor discuss how lead … Continue Reading

Lead Based Paint Hazards

Part 1 of a series of articles on lead based paint hazards in the home. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), if you live in a home that was built prior to 1978 there is a good chance that lead based paint was used on this inside and outside of your home.  Prior to 1978 lead based paints were commonly used in homes because the paint provided a … Continue Reading