Lead and Healthy Homes
Lead paint poisioning affects over one million children today. Find out when your home, school and daycare center was built. If it was before 1978, it probably contains lead-based paint.
If your child had a blood lead level greater than 5 micrograms per deciliter ( µg/dL ), your clinic will report the test result to the Minnesota Department of Health, and it will then be reported to the Minneapolis Health Department. A Health Inspector will follow up with you to schedule a free lead paint inspection of your home to determine the source of the lead exposure. If you live in a rental unit in Minneapolis, you can always call 311 to report non-intact paint and request a housing inspection; however, lead paint inspections can only be performed for families of children with blood lead levels greater than 5 µg/dL.
The Lead & Healthy Homes program offers a simple yet comprehensive approach to dealing with a variety of environmental concerns associated with housing for Minneapolis residents. Some of the common problem areas addressed on a regular basis.
Common Problem Areas
Exterior (Lead-based Paint), Windows (Lead-based Paint), Interior (Allergens, indoor air quality), Gutters & Basement (Water leaks can lead to mold).
Lead Safety Videos
Paint on older homes may contain lead. Learn how to identify lead paint and protect your family from potential dangers of lead poisoning in this video from the City of Minneapolis.
Espanñol/Spanish: En este video aprende como identificar la pintura con plomo en las casas antiguas y como proteger a tu familia de los peligros de envenenamiento por plomo.
Soomaali/Somali: Riinjiinga darbiyada ee guryaha mudo badan dhisnaa waxaa suuro gal ah in ay leeyihiin suntn looyaqaan Liidh (Lead). Si aad qoyskaaga uga ilaalisid qatarta suntan, Fiidiyoowgaan city of Minneapolis, ka baro sida loo ogaado darbiyada kalaradoodu leeyihiin suntaa, & sidii aad uga ilaalin lahayd qoyskaaga.
Hmoob/Hmong: Cov xim ua pleev cov tsev qub qub lawm tej zaum nws kuj muaj txhuas. Txhuas yog ib yam “metal” ua lom tau neeg thaum ib tug neeg twg nqo tau ib yam khoom ua muaj txhuas lo yog nqus pas tau hmoov txhuas. Lub nroog Minneapolis daim “video” no yuav pab qhia rau koj kom paub ntsuam xyua cov xim ua muaj txhuas thiab tiv thaiv koj tsev neeg.
Lead Safe Work Practices Course
The Lead Safe Work Practices Course is designed for licensed building owners and contractors who wish to do maintenance and remodeling projects on homes built prior to 1978.
Healthy Homes Resource Guide
Healthy Homes Resource Guide for Minneapolis Senior Citizens is a resource guide for agencies that serve Minneapolis senior residents. Resources for chore services, financial assistance, home modification, de-cluttering, indoor health hazard mitigation,pest control and programs for veterans.
Last updated Aug 20, 2015