Up until the mid-1960s, lead was used to make some kinds of paint for; windows, doors and other woodwork as well as for some metal items, such as radiators.
How will I know if there’s lead in my paintwork?
The age of your property is a good guide,properties built before the 1960s and still has original coats of paint, there could be some traces of lead. If your paintwork is quite thick – lead could be locked into the older layers.
Is there a risk to me or my family?
The biggest risk from lead are young children and pregnant women.
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