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  QUESTION: Correct removal method of lead paint? 20 Oct 2005, South Australia

We own a 1905 home - I would like to find out the correct removal method of lead paint? We are getting the fire place mantle dipped and pulling the window out, some of the window will be dipped and the rest my husband usually scrapes.

I am also pregnant and have a 16 month old at home should we move out? I'm also worried because we have had workers go up through the man-hole and had air conditioning ducts put through the house.


ANSWER: 20 Oct 2005

Hi Liesel,

I am including some information concerning the "SAFE" removal of lead based paint. This hyperlink should provide you with the key factors in removing lead based paints. The Six Step Guide To Painting Your Home

Update 2010: All children and pregnant women should be removed from buildings undergoing renovation, there is also a risk from ceiling dust in the roof cavity. See: Lead paint & ceiling dust management - how to do it lead-safely

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