Lead safety information
Before beginning surface preparation, repair or renovation work on any home or structure built before 1978, go to the EPA's website at www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm for important information concerning the prevent of lead hazards. Click on the link "Information for Homeowners Working at Home"
More information about Lead:
National Lead Information Center
Phone: 1-800-424-5323 or log onto: www.epa.gov/lead
Consumer Products Safety Commission
CPSC Document #5055 titled "CPSC Warns About Hazards of "Do-It-Yourself" Removal of Lead Based Paint: Safety Alert" This document can be found on the Internet at the following address: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5055.html
Note: The online resources referenced in this article may change at any time.
This information can be found in the book: The Homeowner's Guide to Surface Preparation for Interior House Painting, on pages 16-17.