Mi Lead Safe
If you live in a home built before 1978:
You can follow these safe lead cleaning tips for lead paint chips and dust.
Take your shoes off before going into your home to avoid tracking lead-containing soil and dust from outside.
Vacuum with a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtered vacuum.
Eat healthy foods with calcium, iron, and vitamin C to limit the amount of lead getting into your body.
Always wash your hands before eating to keep from accidentally swallowing lead dust.
Grow fruits and vegetables in raised beds.
Keep paint in good repair; fix chipping or cracked paint right away, and consider hiring a certified lead professional to test your home and help with home repairs and renovation in houses built before 1978.
A blood lead test is the only way to know if you and your loved ones have recent or on-going exposures to lead. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services considers 5 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL) or more to be an Elevated Blood Lead Level (or EBLL). Talk to your healthcare provider about getting a blood lead test for you and your loved ones if you’re concerned about a recent or on-going lead exposure.