To learn about sources of lead and tips for preventing exposures, visit Lead Exposure Prevention Information.
Renovation, repair, and repainting projects in older homes can create hazardous lead dust. This dust can settle on floors and other surfaces where it gets on children's hands and into their mouths. If your home was built before 1978, it likely has lead-based paint.
Homeowners conducting do-it-yourself renovation or repainting projects should follow lead-safe work practices to protect their family and home. Find information below to learn more about safe renovation.
If you are concerned about lead-based paint hazards in or around your home, you may want to test your home for lead. Below is a description of different methods for testing for lead.
DHHS recommends hiring a Nebraska Licensed Inspector or Risk Assessor to inspect your home for lead.
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Before signing a lease for housing built before 1978, federal law requires landlords must disclose the presence of known lead-based paint and/or hazards in the dwelling. Renters must also receive a federally-approved pamphlet regarding lead poisoning prevention.