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Information about Lead-Based Paint
For your reference, the Painting and Decorating Contractors
Association has provided this information on lead base paint.
Lead in Your Home: A Parent's Reference Guide (pdf)
To heighten awareness about lead poisoning prevention, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed
Lead in Your Home: A Parents Reference Guide. The Agency believes this is an essential resource for anyone from owners to
tenants concerned about the dangers of lead in their home and environment.
Protect Your Family From Lead
in Your Home (Download pdf pamphlet in English | Spanish)
If not conducted properly, certain types of renovations can release lead from paint and dust into the air. Many houses
and apartments built before 1978 have paint that contains lead (called lead-based paint). Lead from paint, chips, and dust
can pose serious health hazards if not taken care of properly. Federal law requires that contractors provide lead information
to residents before renovating a pre-1978 housing: Pre-Renovation Education Program (PRE) RENOVATORS have to give you a pamphlet
titled “Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home,” before starting work.
Reducing Lead Hazards
When Remodeling Your Home (Download in English | Spanish)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is concerned about homeowners and building professionals who may be exposed
to lead as a result of remodeling or renovation projects. The purpose of this pamphlet is to help reduce lead exposure then
conducting home renovation and remodeling activities. This pamphlet will be updated as new information about lead hazard reduction
becomes available. 26 page PDF - English Version
The National Lead Information Center
Call 1-800-424-LEAD (424-5323) to learn how to protect children from lead poisoning and for other information on lead
hazards. To access lead information via the web, visit www.epa.gov/lead and www.hud.gov/offices/lead/.
The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America is a full-service national trade association representing over 3,100 companies engaged in all sectors of the coatings application
industry. PDCA has provided this information to assist you in making an informed decision when you next contemplate a painting
or decorating project.