Lead-Safe Certified Contractor

Paul Henry’s Window Installation is an EPA Lead-Safe Certified contractor.

This means the Paul Henry’s Windows Installation crew completed the rigorous U.S. government training required to legally perform exterior home renovations on homes built before 1978.

House Lead Safe

Preventing Lead Exposure

Ordinary renovation and maintenance activities can create dust that contains lead. Since lead is hazardous to your health, federal law requires that all home improvement contractors be certified in lead-safe work practices before doing renovation or maintenance work on homes built before 1978.Lead-safe certified contractors help protect your health and prevent exposure to lead hazards by following lead-safe work practices.

Lead FAQs

All information about federal regulations and requirements governing lead-safe work practices brought to you by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website.

What is Lead?

Lead is a naturally occurring element found in small amounts in the earth’s crust. While it has some beneficial uses, it can be toxic to humans and animals, causing health effects.

Where Is Lead Found?

Lead can be found in all parts of our environment – the air, the soil, the water, and even inside our homes. Much of our exposure comes from human activities including the use of fossil fuels including past use of leaded gasoline, some types of industrial facilities and past use of lead-based paint in homes. Lead and lead compounds have been used in a wide variety of products found in and around our homes, including paint, ceramics, pipes and plumbing materials, solders, gasoline, batteries, ammunition and cosmetics.

Who Is At Risk?

People of all ages are at risk, but lead is particularly dangerous to infants, young children, and pregnant women.

What Are The Health Effects of Lead?


Even low levels of lead in the blood of children can result in:

  • Behavior and learning problems
  • Lower IQ and Hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing Problems
  • Anemia

Pregnant Women

Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from the mother’s bones along with calcium and can pass from the mother exposing the fetus or the breastfeeding infant to lead. This can result in serious effects to the developing fetus and infant, including:

  • Cause the baby to be born too early or too small;
  • Hurt the baby’s brain, kidney’s, and nervous system;
  • Increase the likelihood of learning or behavioral problems; and
  • Put the mother at risk for miscarriage.

Other Adults

Lead is also harmful to other adults. Adults exposed to lead can suffer from:

  • Cardiovascular effects, increased blood pressure and incidence of hypertension;
  • Decreased kidney function; and
  • Reproductive problems (in both men and women).

For more information about federal regulations and requirements governing lead-safe work practices, visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website.

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