Did all paint contain lead before 1978?
If your home was built before 1978, it is more likely to have lead-based paint. 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.
How can you tell if its lead paint?
When was the last time lead was used in paint?
Can you paint over lead paint?
Can you get lead poisoning from sanding lead paint?
What are the symptoms of lead poisoning 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.
What happens if you breathe in lead paint?
Can you Sheetrock over lead paint?
Does lead paint peel?
Does lead dust stay in the air?
How long will lead stay in your body?
Is lead poisoning reversible in adults?
Is it okay to live in a house with lead paint?
Is lead-based paint harmful to adults?
How long does it take to get lead poisoning?
Can you still buy lead paint?
Unfortunately lead paint is commonly sold in stores in at least 45 countries around the world, despite the overwhelming evidence that it harms both children and adults.