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Health Info - Lead-based paint

When is lead-based paint a problem?


Lead becomes a risk:

  • if it is accessible to children
  • if it used for water collection
    • when found on roofing, guttering, downpipes, or anything else used to fill a water tank or container
    • when found in or on a water tank or anything else used to store potable water (water used for drinking/showering/cooking etc.)
  • when the paint deteriorates and becomes powdery or flaky
  • during paint removal.

You will need to remove lead-based paint completely if you find it anywhere near where children can access or around water tanks. In most other cases you may have the option to paint over or cover lead-based paint with other materials