Lead Poisoning Prevention

Did you know that the most common cause of childhood lead poisoning in Maine is dust from lead paint?

The Good News is that it is most often preventable!

Here are some tools for you to learn more and to take action to protect your loved ones:


How to get a lead dust testing kit: please contact HCCA for  your free Lead Dust testing kit or, if you live in Maine, go to Maine.gov/healthyhomes to order your kit.

How to USE a lead dust testing kit: Watch the video!



 Renters: How to find a lead-free, healthy home rental.

Landlords: Here is information for you about rental properties and Lead.

Gardiner and Augusta landlords: you may be elidgible for a $125 incentive for conducting a lead dust test in your rental units where children under 5 years of age live or visit for more than 10 hours a week.  Click here for more information on responsibilities and results of testing for lead dust.  Contact Karen Tucker to discuss the incentive program.

Watch this page for updates on more resources for you in preventing lead poisoning.