Lead and Your Home

August 19, 2016 8:48 pm Published by Jane Azzinaro

Lead. We hear the word all the time. TV ads for lawyers, old pencils, paint chips, construction sites, historic buildings and more.

Lead can cause serious health issues. Educating yourself is the first step to ensure you can protect yourself and your loved ones from its potential effects.

Lead based paint was banned for residential use in 1978. Your risk of lead exposure in your home drops if it was built prior to that date.

Lead in Homes*

Lead can be kicked up in your home by construction crews who are unaware of how to prevent increased exposure. The only way to precisely determine if you home contains lead is to have it tested.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides an abundance of information to continue your lead education. Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing makes sure that each household, built prior to 1979, receives a pamphlet from the EPA to be aware of the risks which lead presents. This is given at the time of their free home inspection.

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This post was written by Jane Azzinaro