ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING | LEAD PAINT
LEAD BASED PAINT
ASSESSMENTS & PROJECT DESIGN
PLANNING TO BUY OR RENT A PROPERTY
BUILT BEFORE 1978?
Lead-based paints were used in many homes prior to 1978, which is the year that the federal government banned lead-based paints. These paints contain lead, which is a very malleable and durable material. Most documented cases of lead poisoning can be traced to lead contamination resulting from the degradation of such paints. Lead-based paints that are in good condition pose little risk, but those that begin to peel, chip, chalk, or crack do pose a health risk.