LEAD IN YOUR HOME

Safe home resources

A selection of material prepared by a number of organisations on the safest way to approach lead in the home.

There are very few sources of information for the DIY’er in the UK when it comes to the best way to deal with lead in your home. Certainly very little has been published. On this page we have selected some concise guides to help you manage your work safely.

Renovation + Removal Advice

DEFRA

Advice on lead paint in older homes

We know that too much lead in our bodies isn’t healthy. Over the last 30 years or so, a lot has been done to get rid of lead in this country, find out the risks and how to do it safely in your home.

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT

Lead Alert:

The six step guide to painting your home – 5th Edition, provides basic information for do-it-yourself renovators on the risks associated with paint containing lead and on practical steps to keep those risks as low as possible.

US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA Protect Your Family

Planning to buy or Rent a Home Built Before 1970s? Protect Your Family pamphlet explaining the dangers of lead in your home and how to protect your family from lead-based paint hazards.

(NSW EPA) LEAD EDUCATION PROGRAM

A renovator's guide to the dangers of lead paint

Another Australian Government website designed to provide the general public with guidance on best practice and safe working methods.  

Looking to find out about lead health risks?

Lead is highly toxic and widespread in our environment. There is no safe level of lead!