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Lead Prevention Program

Identification of children who are at risk for lead poisoning. Follow-up on children with elevated blood lead levels. Lead hazard risk assessment of dwellings.

For more information on Lead prevention programs:
Lead-Safe Wisconsin: Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs (DHS)
Lead-Safe Wisconsin: Prevention & Intervention for Childhood Lead Exposure

Many homes and condominiums built before 1978 have lead-based paint. Paint that has chipped or is deteriorating, or on surfaces that rub together such as windows and doors, creates lead dust which can pose serious health hazards to occupants and visitors.

Know your rights before you buy, sell or rent.
Real Estate Disclosures about Potential Lead Hazards
Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home Pamphlets (EPA)

For Landlords: You must hand out the EPA pamphlet, Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a Renovation, Repair and Painting (RR&P) Rule that affects child care centers, schools and homes built before 1978. The rule requires that a certified renovation contractor conduct the renovation and that the occupants of the dwelling being renovated receive the EPA Renovate Right pamphlet from the contractor. The rule also requires that parents of children under age 6 who attend a child care center or school must be notified of any renovation activity and that the renovation contractor is properly certified. For more information: Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program.