Lead-Based Paint

 
WHAT IS LEAD-BASED PAINT?
Lead is a highly toxic metal that may cause a range of health problems, especially in young children.  When lead is absorbed into the body, it can cause damage to the brain and other vital organs, like the kidneys, nerves and blood.
 
Lead may also cause behavioral problems, learning disabilities, seizures and in extreme cases, death.  Some symptoms of lead poisoning may include headaches, stomachaches, nausea, tiredness and irritability.
 
LEAD-BASED PAINT AND HOUSING REHABILITATION/REPAIR
On occasion volunteer opportunities for housing repair are available.  Listed below are resources to help educate volunteer individuals and groups on various aspects of lead-based paint and housing repair.
 
 
For additional information and resources, visit the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website at http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/healthy_homes/healthyhomes/lead
 
Contact Information:
Garland Municipal Business Center
150 S. York Street, Gastonia, NC 28052
(PO Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
704.866.6752 (office)
704.866.6067 (fax)
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