If you think your home may have lead hazards, get your home tested by a qualified person. If your home is contaminated, hire an experienced company to get rid of the lead. Do not try to get rid of it yourself. Disturbing lead paint without proper training or experience can make things worse.
Expert workers can stabilize or remove and dispose of lead-contaminated materials, including dust. Your local lead poisoning prevention program or health department can provide referrals to people licensed to do this.
To reduce lead in your home:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||R. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology|
|Last Revised||June 5, 2012|
Last Revised: June 5, 2012
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