Childhood Lead Poisoning - Resources

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Tipsheets, Factsheets and Brochures

Audience Document/Resource Source Size Type
Homeowners Hardware Store Poster Maine CDC 2.25 MB PDF
Homeowners Hardware Store Brochure Maine CDC 1 MB PDF
Parents Tipsheet 1:
Testing Your Child for Lead
Maine CDC 879 KB PDF

Homeowners/
Renters

Tipsheet 2:
Cleaning Up Lead Dust

Arabic, French, Kinyarwanda, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish

Maine CDC 117 KB PDF
General Tipsheet 3:
Sources of Lead
Maine CDC 96 KB PDF
Homeowners/
Renters
Tipsheet 4:
Testing my Home for Lead
Maine CDC 117 KB PDF
Parents Tipsheet 5:
Keeping your child away from lead
Maine CDC 532 KB PDF
Homeowners/ Landlords

Tipsheet 6:
Looking for Lead

Maine CDC 336 KB PDF
Landlords/ Property Managers Tipsheet 7:
Get Smart About Lead Paint
Maine CDC 197 KB PDF
Homeowners Tipsheet 9:
Hire RRP Certified Contractors
Maine CDC 172 KB PDF
Families

Tipsheet 10: Lead Poisoning, Do I need to worry?
Arabic, French, Kinyarwanda, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish

Maine CDC 82 KB PDF
Families Lead in School Drinking Water: Information for Parents and Guardians Maine CDC 690 KB PDF
Families/
Contractors
Don't Take Lead Home from Your Job Maine CDC 916 KB PDF
Property Managers Get the Lead Out: Take Advantage of Unit Turnover Maine CDC    
Homeowners/
Contractors
Lead Paint Safety: A Field Guide for Painting, Home Maintenance and Renovation Work External site disclaimer U.S. EPA/HUD 1.3 MB PDF
Parents Fight Lead Poisoning with a Healthy Diet External site disclaimer U.S. EPA 375 KB PDF

Homeowners/
Contractors

Essential Maintenance for a Lead Safe Home External site disclaimer Maine DEP 165 KB PDF
Homeowners/
Contractors
Maine State Attorney Generals model contract External site disclaimer Maine AG N/A Web
Homeowners/
Landlords
Don't Spread Lead - English NE Lead Coord Committee 800 kb PDF

Homeowners/
Landlords

Don't Spread Lead - Spanish NE Lead Coord Committee 800 kb PDF

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Websites

Audience Document/Resource Source Size Type
Parents Lead Recalls External site disclaimer U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission N/A Web
Homeowners Testing your Well for Lead Maine CDC N/A Web
Homeowners Hiring a Contractor to do Lead-Safe Renovation External site disclaimer Maine DEP N/A Web
Homeowners Lead Sampling Technicians External site disclaimer Maine DEP   PDF
Homeowners Find a Lead Professional External site disclaimer Maine DEP N/A Web
Partners and Researchers Maine Environmental Public Health Tracking Portal Maine CDC N/A Web
Renters Maine Attorney General's Tenants Rights External site disclaimer Maine Attorney Generals Office 295 KB PDF
Homeowners Don't Spread Lead Video on Lead Safe Renovation External site disclaimer New England Lead Coordinating Committee N/A Web
Homeowners Soil Testing External site disclaimer University of Maine Extension N/A Web
Contractors and Code Enforcement Officers Information for Code Enforcement Officers External site disclaimer Maine DEP N/A Web

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Laws and Regulations

Document/Resource Source Size Type
Lead Poisoning Control Act External site disclaimer Maine N/A Web
DHHS Rules for environmental lead investigations External site disclaimer Maine 39 Kb Microsoft Word
Lead Abatement Law External site disclaimer Maine N/A Web
EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule External site disclaimer EPA N/A Web
The Real Estate Notification and Disclosure Rule External site disclaimer EPA N/A Web
30 day notice required prior to renovations Maine Law 14 6030-B. ENVIRONMENTAL LEAD HAZARDS External site disclaimer Maine 35 KB PDF
DEP Lead Management Regulations External site disclaimer Maine 328 KB Microsoft Word
DEP Rules and statutes (including links to RRP) External site disclaimer Maine N/A Web

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Disclosures for Landlords and Property Owners

Audience Document/Resource Source Size Type
Landlords/Property Managers Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home External site disclaimer The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 674K PDF
Landlords/Property Managers Renovate RightExternal site disclaimer EPA 6.8 MB PDF
Landlords/Property Managers The Real Estate Notification and Disclosure Rule External site disclaimer EPA N/A Web

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Lead Poisoning Prevention Fund Law, Rules, Forms

Document/Resource Source Size Type
State law establishing Lead Poisoning Prevention Fund Maine N/A Web
State law establishing Lead Poisoning Prevention Fee Maine N/A Web
Lead Poisoning Prevention Fund Rules Maine 15 KB PDF
Background Document for Rule Maine 2.6 MB PDF
Fee Reporting Form Maine 86 KB PDF
Table 2, 2004 U.S. Census Bureau Report on Paint and Allied Products Maine 1.23 MB PDF
Frequently Asked Questions Maine 551 KB PDF

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Posters and Brochures for Stores that Sell Paint or Paint Removal Supplies

image of poster required to be displayed in stores that sell paint or paint removal suppliesIn Maine, retailers, stores or commercial establishments that offer paint or paint removal supplies, such as hardware stores and paint stores, must display a poster and brochures to warn customers about the dangers of dry scraping or sanding paint in dwellings built before 1978. The improper removal of old lead paint is a significant source of lead dust. Lead dust is the primary cause of childhood lead poisoning.

The Maine CDC provides posters and brochures to retailers at no cost. To request paper copies of the brochures and a poster display kit, please contact us at 207-287-4311 or ehu@maine.gov. Links to the statute and electronic versions of the materials are provided below.

Document/Resource Source Type
State Law about Displaying Posters and Brochures External site disclaimer Maine Web
Hardware Store Poster Maine CDC PDF
Hardware Store Brochure Maine CDC PDF

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Reports and Publications

Audience Document/Resource Source Size Type
Health Care Providers Pediatric Blood Lead Screening Guidelines and Recommended Confirmation and Follow-up Schedule for Pediatric Blood Lead Levels 5 ug/dL or Higher (September 2016) Maine Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program 255 KB PDF
Health Care Providers Notification to Providers of Changes to Pediatric Blood Lead Testing Recommendations (March 2015) Maine Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program 441 KB PDF
Health Care Providers Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Statement (2012): Low Level Lead Exposure Harms Children: A Renewed Call for Primary Prevention External site disclaimer US CDC 96 KB PDF
Health Care Providers US Children's Lead Exposures, 2008: Implications for Prevention External site disclaimer Environmental Health Perspectives (2008) N/A Web
Health Care Providers Lead Exposure in Children: Prevention, Detection and Management External site disclaimer American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement (2009) N/A Web
Health Care Providers Childhood Lead Poisoning Associated with Lead Dust Contamination of Family Vehicles and Child Safety Seats External site disclaimer U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MMWR (2009) N/A Web
Health Care Providers Recommendations for Blood Lead Screening of Medicaid-Eligible Children Aged 1--5 Years: an Updated Approach to Targeting a Group at High Risk External site disclaimer U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MMWR (2009) N/A Web

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