Lead-based paint (pre-1978). It may have been used both inside and outside of a home and on furniture or objects in the home. Children may eat paint chips or chew on the surfaces of cribs, highchairs, windows, woodwork, walls, doors, or railings.
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Paint on structures built prior to 1978 is legally presumed to be lead-based unless a State-certified Inspector/Assessor has quantitative testing to show otherwise. Only a California-Certified Inspector/Assessor can perform lead hazard evaluations.
A good diet can help prevent lead from getting into your child’s body. These suggestions provide your child with a healthy diet and also prevent lead from being absorbed into your child’s body. Your child should:
Report a lead hazard to Nevada County Environmental Health via phone, at 530-265-1222 Ext. 3, or through a service request.