Lead Paint Testing

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Why should I care about lead paint?

When buying a home, federal law allows the purchaser the opportunity to conduct testing to determine whether lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards are present. Lead exposure can harm young children and babies even before they are born. Homes, schools, and child care facilities built before 1978 are likely to contain lead-based paint. The most common home-based source of lead exposure is deteriorating lead-based paint and the resulting dust. Real estate sales contracts must include a specific warning statement about lead-based paint. Buyers have up to 10 days to check for lead.

In children, exposure to lead can cause:

  • Brain Nerve Damage
  • Hearing problems
  • Slowed growth
  • Nervous system and kidney damage
  • Learning disabilities, attention-deficit disorder, and decreased intelligence
  • Speech, language, and behavior problems
  • Poor muscle coordination
  • Digestive problems
  • Decreased muscle and bone growth
  • Reproductive problems as adults

In adults, exposure to lead can cause:

  • Harm to a developing fetus
  • Increased chance of high blood pressure during pregnancy
  • Fertility problems (in men and women)
  • High blood pressure
  • Digestive problems
  • Nerve disorders
  • Memory and concentration problems
  • Muscle and joint pain

Read more from the EPA