Law requires that contractors that disturb more than six square feet painted surfaces in homes, schools or child care buildings that were built prior to 1978 be certified in work practices to prevent lead contamination.
Lead is harmful to adults and children. It can affect children’s brain and nervous system development. Lead in dust is the most common way people become exposed. Lead dust is often invisible. Lead-based paint was used in more that 38 million homes until it was banned for residential use in 1978.
When you remodel a building that was built before 1978, protect your self from lead. Find a contractor like Watry Construction that is lead safe certified.