Lead-Based Paint: Dangers And Removal
Dangers of Lead-Based Paint Lead was once commonly used in many products, from makeup and children's toy soldiers to paint. Today, you are most likely to be exposed to lead through paint. Although lead-based paint is now illegal in the United States and Canada, it wasn't until 1978 that it was banned, and many older homes still have traces of the toxic paint. The dangers of lead are well-documented today. Exposure to lead through paint happens when the paint chips or flakes off of walls, travels through the air, and is swallowed.