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Definition of Lead-based paint

Lead-based paint: Paint or other surface coatings that, by definition, contain lead in excess of 1.0 milligrams per square centimeter (mg/cm2) 0.5 percent by weight. See also lead poisoning.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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