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Creating Lead-Safe Housing

Affordable, safe and healthy environments for children are important in creating a lead-safe community.  Older buildings (pre-1978) where lead hazards have been eliminated by using lead-safe work practices may be considered lead-safe environments. Finding such environments means knowing what and where to look for lead hazards.  Community-level strategies to prevent childhood lead poisoning also requires: (1) community commitment to creating affordable lead-safe homes, (2) local policy and effective enforcement practices for properties with lead hazards, and (3) a work force skilled in all areas of lead-safe work practices.

 

Community-Level Strategies to Prevent Childhood Lead Poisoning

Finding Lead-Safe Housing

Identifying Lead Hazards in Housing