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LEAD-BASED PAINT

Lead-based paint has been federally banned for residential use only (not commercial) since 1978. It is estimated that over 75% of pre-1978 dwellings contain lead paint. The older the home the more likely. However, keep in mind that roughly 3% of dwellings built after 1978 also contain Lead-Based Paint.

 

Lead poisoning occurs when lead builds up in the body, often over months or years. Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems. Children younger than 6 years are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely affect mental and physical development. At very high levels, lead poisoning can be fatal.

All evaluations and testing for lead-based paint hazards must be conducted by a certified lead inspector or risk assessor trained as per N.J.A.C 8:62. otherwise, fines may be levied and reports & certificates rendered invalid.

To learn more about lead-based paint testing, click here

Click here to learn about your 2022-2023 municipality requirement.

Did you know that there is a Lead Grant Assistance Program? Click here for more information and qualification requirements.

 

The learn more about New Jersey S1147, click here

 

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