Although the Oregon City Building Division is not responsible for enforcing EPA lead paint removal rules, the safety and health of the city’s citizens is our number one priority. As a public service we would like to raise awareness of the risks of childhood lead-poisoning. If your home or a home you will be working on has been painted prior to 1978, it is likely to have lead-based paint. Oregon DHS reports that nearly 50% of childhood lead poisonings are likely related to repainting and remodeling in the home.
Here are some helpful links to lead poisoning prevention information: