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Published on Jan 4, 2013
During home renovation and remodeling activities in older homes, potential exposure to lead should be considered. People can reduce the risk of lead exposure in their home by hiring a certified lead inspector. If there is lead, people may want to have a trained and certified lead abatement contractor perform their services before any work begins.
It is important to keep any dust associated with renovations and remodeling away from other areas in the home. Individuals can be poisoned by scraping or sanding lead-based paints because these activities can generate large amounts of lead dust. Avoid tracking dust from the work area throughout the rest of the home. Proper personal protective gear and cleanup equipment is essential.