If you live in a home that was built before 1978 it could contain lead paint, which has been found by the US federal government to be extremely toxic to humans and animals. In fact, the older your home is, the more likely it was built with lead paint. In 1978, the Environmental Protection Agency banned lead paint from home construction; however, many homes throughout the US still contain lead paint. If you live in an older home, it’s a good idea to have a lead paint inspection and, if lead is found, have it removed to safeguard your health. SFW Painting is a professional Bothell lead paint removal specialist that can help you with this.