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Last Updated: February 20, 2019


Lead: Age of Home

Image: ERP re-created

Big idea: Lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust are the major sources of exposure.  Many homes built before 1978 have lead-based paint.

Talking points:

  • 24 million US homes with deteriorated lead-based paint and tainted dust
  • 3.6 million young children (under six) live in those homes
  • The older a home is, the greater likelihood that it has lead-based paint, especially those built before 1940.

President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children, 2016

Categories: Lead