Does enamel paint have lead in it?
The authors state that their preliminary studies indicate that some colors of new enamel paint contain lead levels in excess of 5000 μg/g (5000 ppm).
How do you know if paint has lead in it?
Chief among them is “alligatoring,” which happens when the paint starts to crack and wrinkle, creating a pattern that resembles reptilian scales. This is a sign that your paint may contain lead. Another sign that you might be dealing with lead paint is if it produces a chalky residue when it rubs off.
How do you get lead poisoning from paint?
One common way children can be exposed to lead is through contact with chips and dust in buildings and homes from old lead paint. Children can be directly exposed to lead if they swallow chipped pieces of leaded paint. But their exposure is more common from swallowing house dust or soil contaminated by leaded paint.