What is the Don't Spread Lead Campaign?
The Don't Spread Lead Campaign is a regional effort throughout New England that is dedicated to eliminating lead poisoning in children and adults as the result of home improvement projects. This campaign is implemented through local hardware and paint stores. By educating the consumer through customer interaction, we hope that the word will be spread on how to work in a lead-safe manner.
Why have a Don't Spread Lead Campaign?
The disturbance of lead paint that occurs during home improvement and painting in homes built before 1978, poses a serious threat to the health of adults and children. Many homeowners who are undertaking painting and home improvement projects are unaware that when they disturb painted surfaces, tiny lead particles can be released that are too small even to see. Helping Connecticut citizens understand the simple measures that they can take to avoid lead poisoning during home improvement projects is the main focus of our campaign. The educational messages of the campaign focus on easy steps that can make home projects safer: testing for lead, containing the work area and cleaning up properly.
Don't Spread Lead Booklet