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Eliminate Other Sources of Lead

The City of Lakewood is committed to working with residents to prevent lead exposure from known lead sources in plumbing systems. However, according to the Ohio Department of Health, the most common source of lead exposure in our state is dust from deteriorating lead-based paint used on homes and buildings before the 1978 ban on lead paint. Lead-contaminated dust settles on floors, windowsills, and toys and can also impact the soil outside homes. Lead was historically used in a wide variety of products including paint, ceramics, plumbing materials, solders, gasoline, batteries, ammunition, jewelry and cosmetics. To learn more about the preventing lead exposure in your home, visit the City of Lakewood’s Home Lead Awareness & Prevention webpage.