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When did they stop using lead paint in houses?
Of homes with lead-based paint, 34.4 million (93%) were built before 1978. In the early 1950s, the paint industry began reducing lead content, although many paints still contained harmful amounts of lead. Federal regulations limited lead content in 1972 and effectively banned lead in residential paints in 1978.
How safe is lead-based paint?
Federal regulations limited lead content in 1972 and effectively banned lead in residential paints in 1978. How Safe? According to the National Center of Healthy Housing, while lead paint is a widespread problem, the mere presence of lead-based paint in a home is not a hazard.
What was the percentage of lead in paint in 1977?
The simplest answer to the question is that the amount of lead allowable in paint was lowered by federal law to 1% in 1971, 0.5 % in 1972 and then to 0.06% in 1977. It was further reduced to 0.009% (90 ppm) in 2009.
Is lead paint banned in the Philippines?
A few countries including the Philippines have regulated the lead content of both residential and industrial paints. In Europe regulators are trying to ban paint ingredients containing lead on a chemical-by-chemical basis and have banned the use of lead chromate pigments.