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What is EPA pamphlet?
An EPA-approved information pamphlet on identifying and controlling lead-based paint hazards, Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home (PDF). Any known information concerning the presence of lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards in the home or building.
Where can I buy EPA lead-based paint pamphlet?
You can obtain the pamphlet online at http://www2.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2013-09/documents/lead_in_your_home_brochure_land_b_w_508.pdf . All new tenants (and existing tenants at lease renewal) must sign a disclosure form acknowledging receipt of the pamphlet and other lead information.
How can you protect yourself from lead-based paint?
Regularly clean floors, window sills, and other surfaces. Wipe soil off shoes before entering house. Talk to your landlord about fixing surfaces with peeling or chipping paint. Take precautions to avoid exposure to lead dust when remodeling or renovating (call 1-800-424- LEAD for guidelines).
Who published Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home?
The National Lead Information Center Learn how to protect children from lead poisoning and get other information about lead hazards on the Web at epa.gov/lead and hud.gov/lead, or call 1-800-424-LEAD (5323).
When did Tennessee ban lead paint?
Living in an older home – The use of lead-based paint was common until it was banned in 1978. Anyone living in a home or remodeling a home built before 1978 is at greater risk of lead poisoning.
What are the symptoms of lead poisoning in adults?
Lead poisoning symptoms in adults
- High blood pressure.
- Joint and muscle pain.
- Difficulties with memory or concentration.
- Abdominal pain.
- Mood disorders.
- Reduced sperm count and abnormal sperm.
- Miscarriage, stillbirth or premature birth in pregnant women.
When did Hawaii ban lead-based paint?
been banned from house paint since 1978, many Hawaii homes and apartment buildings were built before then. Buildings painted before 1950 commonly have paint lead levels as high as 25–50 percent by weight.
Is all peeling paint lead?
The professional test should tell you if there is lead paint in your home and if so, if it is hazardous to your health. Lead paint that is in good condition, where it is not peeling, chipping, or flaking, is not considered a health hazard.
When did Florida ban lead paint?
According to industry experts lead-based paint was widely used across Florida in residential properties for two centuries until it was banned in 1978. So if your home was built before 1978 there is a high likelihood that it contains lead paint.
When did they stop making lead-based paint?
Older Homes and Buildings In 1978, the federal government banned consumer uses of lead-based paint, but some states banned it even earlier. Lead paint is still present in millions of homes, sometimes under layers of newer paint. If the paint is in good shape, the lead paint is usually not a problem.