Protect your family from lead poisoning
Every year over 100 kids are found to be lead poisoned in Maine.
Most lead poisoned children don't look or act sick, but over time, even small amounts of lead can hurt a child's rapidly growing brain.
- Wash children's hands before eating and before sleeping.
- Wash children's toys and pacifiers.
- Wash the wood around windows and doors.
- Wash floors once a week.
- Vacuum, don't sweep (it moves lead dust around.)
- If you need to make repairs or do maintenance use lead safe methods or hire a contractor certified in lead safe practices.
Is your home healthy and safe? Is your family at risk? Are there hazards in your home that could be making your family sick?
The Green & Healthy Homes Quiz is a quick and easy way to determine if your home has any potential hazards and what you can do to address them.
Find lead free housing in Maine.
Fight lead poisoning with a healthy diet.
Click here for lead recall information.
Providing Healthy Housing
A Guide to Healthy Homes Laws for Rental Property Owners & Managers
List your lead free rental units on Mainehousingsearch.org
Maine's Lead Poisoning Prevention Program landlord information.
Get information before you renovate, repair, paint.
Lead paint safety: A Field Guide
Maine's Lead Poisoning Prevention Program www.maine.gov/healthyhomes
Call for advice: 1-866-292-3474