Lead-Based Paint Program Coordinator
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The City of South Lake Tahoe has secured $3.5 million dollars in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Healthy Homes to help families with young children control lead hazards in their home. The grant funds will cover the cost to have your home tested for potential lead-based paint hazards and conduct a thorough Risk Assessment. The funds will also cover the cost to hire a contractor to control the potential lead-based paint hazards, the cost to relocate the residents, testing of children for elevated blood lead levels and provide a final clearance inspection.
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Facts About Lead
Lead is highly toxic! Exposure to it can be dangerous, especially for children under the age of six (6). It is important that every parent know about where lead can be found, and how to protect your children from exposure to lead. It is also important to know what to do if you or a member of your family is exposed to lead. The City's program and information on this page is here to help.
Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home
Consider These Facts
- Over 1 million young children have lead poisoning.
- Lead can affect children's brains and developing nervous systems, causing learning disabilities and behavioral problems.
- Lead in dust is the most common way people are exposed to lead and lead dust is often invisible.
- Lead is also harmful to adults. Even low levels of lead exposure can pose many dangers, including: high blood pressure and hypertension.
- People may also breathe in lead dust or fumes if they disturb lead-based paint when they sand, scrape, replace windows or otherwise disturb lead-based paint.
Tips on How to Prevent Lead Poisoning
Everything you need to know about lead-based paint poisoning and how to prevent it, is available on http://www.leadfreekids.org/
Links to more information:
EPA & Lead: www.epa.gov/lead/
EPA Publications: www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/leadpdfe.pdf
HUD Healthy Homes: http://www.healthyhomes.hud.gov/
Green and Healthy Homes Initiative: http://www.GreenandHealthyHomes.org