LEAD Action News
LEAD Action News vol 9 no 1, August, 2008, Revised Version February, 2012, ISSN 1324-6011
Incorporating Lead Aware Times ( ISSN 1440-4966) and Lead Advisory Service News ( ISSN 1440-0561)
The Journal of The LEAD (Lead Education and Abatement Design) Group Inc.
Editor-in-Chief: Tony Lennon

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Is Your House Lead Safe?

If your premises were painted before 1997 then they may have been painted with lead paint. It was only in 1997 that the allowable level of lead in household paint was reduced to 0.1% in Australia.

So the best thing you can do, if you are living in a pre-1997 built structure, is to assume it was painted with leaded paint and take a look at our factsheet Lead paint and ceiling dust management - how to do it lead safely.

The first thing to do is to test the paint for its lead content. Laboratory testing is the most accurate and can be done by purchasing a DIY- test kit from The LEAD Group. If you find your paint is contaminated go for professional help in removing the problem. Or if you have no professional lead paint remover in your area follow our factsheet to do it lead-safely.

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