Lead Poisoning Prevention

Are you at risk for lead poisoning?

Lead poisoning can cause reduced IQ, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems in children. In adults, it can lead to high blood pressure and hypertension.

DO YOU LIVE IN A HOUSE BUILT BEFORE 1978?

If YES, you may be at risk for lead poisoning.

The Milford Health Department would like to encourage all residents to take steps to prevent lead poisoning

When you think you may have lead paint, consider hiring a trained lead safe certified Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) contractor. These contractors have been trained in special methods to minimize dust and clean up thoroughly to reduce the chance of lead contamination.

If you plan to do the work yourself work safely, use the right equipment to protect you and your family from lead exposure, and use lead safe work practices.

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