LBP Lead-Based Paint

Lead poisoning has significant effects on the health of children and adults. Breathing or eating anything that contains lead can have adverse effects on nearly all organ systems in the body.

Questions may be addressed to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality at 701-328-5166 or


Expansion of Recall of LeadCare® Blood Lead Tests Due to Risk of Falsely Low Results

The Blood Lead Program with the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality is notifying health care providers and medical laboratories about an update on the expansion to the recent recall of certain Magellan Diagnostics, Inc. blood lead test kit lots. The recalled test kits may yield falsely low blood lead levels which may further increase health risks to people with high blood lead levels.

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  • Magellan Diagnostics, Inc. LeadCare® Blood Lead Test Recall Expansion

    Magellan Diagnostics has decided to expand the COOR-LO recall to include LeadCare® II Blood Lead Test Kit lots: 2012M Sublots: Sublots: -08, -09, -10, -11, -12, -13, and -14; 2018M; 2102M; 2109M; 2110M; 2111M; 2112M; 2113M; 2114M; 2115M; and 7114M.

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  • Magellan Diagnostics, Inc. LeadCare® Blood Lead Test Recall

    Magellan Diagnostics, Inc. and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have issued a recall notice concerning the use of some LeadCare® Blood Lead Tests (certain LeadCare II, LeadCare Plus, and LeadCare Ultra test kit lots).

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  • Potential Shortage of Test Kits Following Recall

    There are concerns about potential shortages of LeadCare® test kits, which may result in fewer children receiving blood lead tests in their jurisdictions.

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  • Lead is especially harmful to the developing brains and nervous systems of children under the age of six years old. In adults, exposed to too much lead can suffer from high blood pressure, kidney damage, and fertility problems. Most lead poisonings in North Dakota are caused by exposure to dust from old lead paint.

    More than half of North Dakota homes may have lead paint. Exposure to lead is most common in buildings built before 1950 (when paint contained up to 50% lead), and in buildings built before 1978 when repainting or remodeling is done.

    The North Dakota Lead-based Paint Program ensures that lead-based painted material in Pre-1978 target housing and child occupied facilities are managed in a manner which minimizes exposure.




    Related Links

    33.1-15-24 Standards for Lead-Based Paint Activities 40 CFR 745 (EPA) & 24 CFR 35 (HUD)


    Form Name


    Blood Lead Report 60104
    Childhood Lead Poisoning Evaluation Questionnaire 59322
    Lead-Based Paint Contractor License Application 52477
    Lead-Based Paint Certification Application 53478
    Notification of Lead-Based Paint Abatement & Demolition Clearance 53479
    North Dakota's Lead-Based Paint Training Course Notification Form 58457

    Lead-Based Paint Training Providers

    Environmental Training Institute
    4201 James Ray Drive - Stop 8273
    Grand Forks, ND 58202

    P: 701.777.0384

    There are two main types of certifications for contractors in North Dakota who address lead-based paint (LBP) in residences & child-occupied facilities. They are: North Dakota – licenses companies and certified individuals who do testing & abatement work and the EPA-certified renovator/firms who conducted renovation work.

    North Dakota-Certified Lead Based Paint Occupations (abatement)

    • Certified firms
    • Inspectors
    • Risk Assessors
    • Project Designers
    • Lead Workers
    • Lead Supervisors

    List of Approved Lead-Based Paint Abatement Firms for North Dakota

    EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Program

      To learn more about renovation projects in older housing, go to EPA RRP Program .

    Learn why lead in schools is a concern, what the hazards and regulations are, and how to comply.