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Home built pre-1978

There is no safe level of lead in the body.

Vermont was the first state to define an elevated blood lead level as 5 ug/dL or more.

About 70% of homes in Vermont were built before 1978, the year lead in house paint was banned.


What is lead?

How can I tell if my child is lead poisoned?

How are children exposed to lead?

What are the health effects of lead poisoning?

How can lead poisoning be prevented?

What treatments are available?

What data about lead are included in Vermont’s Tracking program?

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