Lead Poisoning Home Checklist Mobile App
The Lead Poisoning Home Checklist mobile app will help you determine if your family is at risk for lead poisoning with a set of questions that can be used to measure your exposure to lead in a rental unit or in your own home.
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The residential lead inspection app is an important part of a lead poisoning prevention program that can help keep people safe by making it easy to identify potential hazards, provide risk reduction tips and exposure testing. All areas of housing should be evaluated for lead exposure, including the water supply, paint and lead pipes. The resident or landlord can conduct the inspection, which is critical for homes built at a time when the risk of high levels of lead in the home weren't really understood. Using the assessment app in both new and older homes is the best way to protect your health.
If you have answered yes to any of the questions in the app, have your home tested by a certified professional by contacting 1-800-424-LEAD (5323) or visiting www.epa.gov/lead. If you rent, find out if your landlord has checked your home for lead. Have your children tested for lead poisoning by asking your doctor or your health specialist at a Head Start center to do a simple blood test. Medicare should pay for the cost of the lead poisoning test.