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Information for Home Owners and Renters

Inspector Check HomeLead has been used for many years in products found in and around our homes.  Many homes built before 1978 have lead-based paint.  These homes come in different shapes, sizes, and locations.  Lead can be found in the city, country, or suburbs; in apartments and single-family homes; and in both private and public housing. Lead-based paint was commonly used on the interiors as well as the exteriors of houses and apartments. Read more to protect yourself and your family from lead in the home.
  • Ohio Department of Health (ODH)

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Mailing Address:
Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Environmental Health and Radiation Protection
Ohio Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: 1-877-LEADSAFE (532-3723)

Fax: (614) 728-6793

Last Reviewed: 12/7/15