Removal of old paint by sanding, scraping or other means may generate dust or fumes that contain lead. Exposure to lead dust or fumes may cause brain damage or other adverse health effects, especially in children or pregnant women. Controlling exposure to lead or other hazardous substances requires the use of proper protective equipment, such as a properly fitted respirator (NIOSH approved) and proper containment and cleanup. For more information, call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (in US) or contact your local health authority.
Anyone needing to perform lead abatement should go to www.epa.gov/lead/renovation-repair-and-painting-program to learn more about lead exposure and renovation work.
Lead Free Statement
Lead is a naturally occurring substance contained in almost everything mined from the earth. Most pigments have a trace level of lead as an impurity. Farrell-Calhoun adds no lead to our products as a raw material. All of our paints meet the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission’s ban on lead levels over 90ppm (0.009%), per 16 CFR 1303.
Farrell-Calhoun considers stating paint as “Lead Free” as being less than 90ppm lead, the level set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. At this level, only naturally occurring lead could possibly be present. No added lead, as a raw material, could meet this criterion.