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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.
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:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsSpecialist Medical ReviewerR. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology
Current as ofFebruary 24, 2016
Current as of:
February 24, 2016
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & R. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology
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