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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 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:

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:

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.