|This is the warning printed on paint cans:|
WARNING! If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO
LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN.
PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a NIOSH approved respirator to control lead
exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself
and your family by contacting the National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to