Lead and Healthy Homes
Lead Poisoning Prevention
Common Problem Areas in Homes
- Exterior (Lead-based Paint)
- Windows (Lead-based Paint)
- Interior (Allergens, indoor air quality)
- Gutters & Basement (Water leaks can lead to mold)
Lead Paint Identification
Paint on older homes may contain lead. Learn how to identify lead paint and protect your family from potential dangers of lead poisoning in this video from the City of Minneapolis.
Lead Safe Work Practices Course
The Lead Safe Work Practices Course is designed for licensed building owners and contractors who wish to do maintenance and remodeling projects on homes built prior to 1978.
Click on the link below to watch, "The Impact of Lead Poisoning on Crime and Learning Capacity, and How Lead Hazard Control Makes Homes Safer."
This webcast was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes. The webcast was held on March 9, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
City of Minneapolis Tap Water information
Public Works - Minneapolis Drinking Water
- Lead Fact Sheet - English
- Preguntas frecuentes sobre el plomo - Spanish
- Su'aalaha Badanaa Leyska Weydiiyo (FAQ)
- Macdanta "Lead" - Somali FAQ
- txog taug txhuas - Hmong
Article: Risk of lead poisoning from urban gardening is low
Lead paint poisoning affects over one million children today.
Find out when your home, school and daycare center was built.
If it was before 1978, it probably contains lead-based paint.
If your child had a blood lead level greater than 5 micrograms per deciliter ( µg/dL ), your clinic will report the test result to the Minnesota Department of Health, and it will then be reported to the Minneapolis Health Department. A Health Inspector will follow up with you to schedule a free lead paint inspection of your home to determine the source of the lead exposure.
If you live in a rental unit in Minneapolis, you can call 311 to report non-intact paint and request a housing inspection. However, lead paint inspections can only be performed for families of children with blood lead levels greater than 5 µg/dL.
The Lead & Healthy Homes program offers a simple yet comprehensive approach to dealing with a variety of environmental concerns associated with housing for Minneapolis residents.
Some of the common problem areas are addressed on a regular basis.
The Lead and Healthy Homes team. In addition to English, team members speak Spanish, Somali and Hmong.
Healthy Homes Resource Guide
Healthy Homes Resource Guide for Minneapolis Senior Citizens is a resource guide for agencies that serve Minneapolis senior residents. Resources for chore services, financial assistance, home modification, de-cluttering, indoor health hazard mitigation, pest control and programs for veterans.
Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact 612-673-2301.
Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.
Last updated Nov 4, 2020