Many homes built before 1978 have lead-based paint. Paint that has chipped or is deteriorating, or on surfaces that rub together such as windows and doors, creates lead dust which can pose serious health hazards to occupants and visitors.
All property owners of homes with potential lead hazards are required to follow federal and state regulations for real estate transactions, leasing agreements, and regulated repair activities to ensure children and families live in lead-safe housing.
Please access the resources listed below to learn more about requirements for housing maintenance for lead hazard control, lead disclosure regulations in real estate transactions, and How to Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home.
Join the Lead Free Mississippi Screen Birth to 6 Campaign
Learn more about requirements for lead-based paint repairs from the Mississippi State Department of Environmental Quality
Learn more about requirements for lead testing at childcare facilities from the Mississippi State Department of Health
Find a Certified Lead Risk Assessor at the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality