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Lead dust from household paint is the most common cause of lead poisoning. Homes built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint. In general, the older the home is, the more likely it is to have lead-based paint. Remodeling, renovation and routine maintenance are all activities that can create and spread large amounts of dangerous lead dust.
The Lead-Based Paint Program actively enforces violations of unsafe work practices. Program staff follow up on all tips and complaints.
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