Lead-based paint was used mostly for interior and exterior building surfaces, toys, and furniture from the 40’s to the late 70’s. Lead-based paint was banned in 1978 by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Some countries unfortunately still ship products containing lead paint to the U.S today.
Dangers of Lead Based Paint
Both inside and outside the house, deteriorated lead-paint mixes with common household dust and soil and gets tracked in the house. Children may get lead poisoning by putting their hands that have lead-contaminants on them or other lead-contaminated objects into their mouth, eating paint chips found in homes with flaking or peeling lead-based paint.