Are You Planning to Buy a Home Built Before 1978? Did you know that many homes built before 1978 have lead-based paint? Lead from paint, chips, and dust can pose serious health hazards.
Lead Gets into the Body in Many Ways Adults and children can get lead into their bodies if they: • Breathe in lead dust (especially during activities such as renovations, repairs, or painting that disturb painted surfaces). • Swallow lead dust that has settled on food, food preparation surfaces, and other places. • Eat paint chips or soil that contains lead. Lead is especially dangerous to children under the age of 6. • At this age, children’s brains and nervous systems are more sensitive to the damaging effects of lead. • Children’s growing bodies absorb more lead. • Babies and young children often put their hands and other objects in their mouths. These objects can have lead dust on them. Women of childbearing age should know that lead is dangerous to a developing fetus. • Women with a high lead level in their system before or during pregnancy risk exposing the fetus to lead through the placenta during fetal development.
For a full color brochure : http://www2.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2013-09/documents/lead_in_your_home_brochure_land_color_508.pdf
DAD's Home Inspection, LLC can test you new homes paint to make sure it is safe.
Contact David DeKlyen at 503-475-8611 to schedule you appointment.
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