Category Archives: Lead

Is Toxic Lead Paint Hiding In Your Home?

The hazards of lead paint are making national headlines after the disaster in Flint, Michigan, which has exposed a much greater lead poisoning epidemic in the United States. You may be concerned, but not know where to start to protect your children and family from lead poisoning. The easiest answer is start at home.

If your home or apartment was built before 1978, the year the use of lead paint was banned, chances are lead-based paint is present. That means, if the paint layers are sanded or chipped, lead dust will result. This infographic shows some of the hot spots for lead in the home.

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The Scary Statistic Every Connecticut Mom Should Know

A recent article in The Connecticut Post should serve as a wake-up call for Connecticut residents. Although the federal government banned the use of lead-based paint in residential properties in 1978, nearly three-quarters of Connecticut’s housing stock was built before 1980 according to the article, “Lead-based paint common in state’s older housing stock.” In other words, about 3 out of 4 residences in the state could contain dangerous lead paint.

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