Beware of Lead Paint

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Banned in household paints since 1978, lead was once a common ingredient and now, it's up to you to find it. This post highlights the hidden dangers of lead paint - how to spot it, test it and remove it from your home:

"The home we live in was built in the 1940’s. Red flags right there! Sadly we didn’t know much about this topic until recently. We noticed the windows were chipping badly. When we looked into it some more, we found we could get an at home lead test kit. I want to thank Tamara Rubin, the director and producer of MISLEAD: America's Secret Epidemic, a documentary about lead poisoning. She was kind enough to send us a reliable testing kit. When the results came back positive we called the health department and it took us on quite a journey…"

 

Lead Paint

 

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