For Parents + Caregivers

Learn About It

Get smart about the effects of lead and lead in your home.

In Kent County, almost 3 out of every 5 houses, were built before 1978. That’s important to know, because 1978 is when lead paint stopped being used in homes.

*Kent County Lead Task Force reported in 2018 that about 83,000 homes in Kent County might have dangers from lead paint.

Is your home in the City of Grand Rapids?

Look at their map to find out if you have lead pipes going to your properties.

Test It

How to take action if you think there is lead in your home. 

Thankfully, there are lots of groups and businesses that can help you test your home or your child tested for lead exposure. They will tell you what they find and guide you on what to do next to keep your family safe and healthy.

Person conducting a home inspection survey

Lead-Safe Cleaning

Learn lead-safe cleaning tips to help you maintain a healthy and safe living environment for your family.

Person conducting a home inspection survey
Repair It

Expert Solutions vs. DIY Options

After testing your child for lead, and if you find out there’s lead in or near your home, it’s important to get rid of it or fix the problem.

There’s a lot of help out there, from local to national resources, if you want to try removing the lead yourself. However, hiring experts who are trained to deal with lead is usually the safest way to make sure it’s all gone.

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