Housing and Population Data
View Pre-1950 Housing Data
Lead paint wasn’t banned until 1978 but lead content in paint began decreasing after 1950. The condition of the paint within the house is an important factor in possible exposure to lead.
Data presented on pre-1950 housing does not account for the condition of the house. It also does not indicate remodeling or demolition of a pre-1978 or pre-1950 homes, which can significantly increase the risk for lead exposure
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Children from low-income families are at risk for lead poisoning, but as for all children, the source of the risk is the presence of lead paint in the home, in addition to other environmental exposures, hobbies, toys, traditional medicines and cosmetics.