Lead Free, LLC

Lead poisoning is a dangerous and silent threat affecting an estimated 500,000 children under the age of six in the U.S.  Even in small amounts, lead can affect a child’s physical and mental growth.  In San Francisco, where 94% of homes were built prior to the 1978 ban on lead-based paint, the risk of lead poisoning is even greater. The only way to protect your child from the harmful and sometimes irreversible effects of lead poisoning is to identify and remove the sources of lead in your home through lead cleaning and lead abatement services.  Learn more about lead poisoning.

Lead can be found inside and outside of the home and in the soil. Lead requires special handling in order to be completely and safely cleaned.

Who Should Test for Lead

  • Anyone with young children and living in a pre-1978 home
  • Anyone pregnant or planning to start a family and living in a pre-1978 home
  • Buyers of a pre-1978 home
  • Anyone planning to remodel an older home
  • Tenants residing in buildings built prior to 1978
  • Residential landlords with buildings built prior to 1978

Call us today to remove lead hazards from your home!

Lead Free’s social enterprise business model serves the community by providing training, certification, and employment opportunities for low-income individuals and by generating revenue for MEDA, a nonprofit, community-based, local economic development corporation located in San Francisco’s Mission District.

Lead Free is on a mission to educate the public about the dangers of lead poisoning to our children and families.


Lead Free envisions a world where no child suffers from the life-long effects of lead poisoning.



Lead Free is grateful for the generous support of our funders: The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Office of Community Services, Community Economic Development Program, and the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing.

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Visit our website!: leadfreesf.org

Contact: Ginny Fontenot at 415-282-3334 ext. 145 or gfontenot@medasf.org