Lead paint is injurious to one’s health. It can cause nervous system damage, stunted growth, kidney damage, and delayed development. Children are at high risk to lead poisoning especially those residing on old, neglected and dilapidated buildings.
Even though, the United States’ (CPSC) banned lead paint in 1977 in residential properties and public buildings, along with toys and furniture containing lead paint, the threat for lead paint exposure is an ongoing worry and concern.
It is dangerous to children because it mimics a sweet taste, which is similar to the taste derived when eating candy. This sensation encourages children to put lead chips and toys with lead dust in their mouths.
Property owners have a responsibility to their tenants. Landlords need to provide documented disclosure to existing and prospective tenants detailing the locations of confirmed lead-based paint on the property. The Residential Lead-Based Hazard Reduction Act (AKA the “Lead Paint Act”) was created in order to ensure that the disclosure of any lead-based hazards in a building be discussed with potential buyers or renters of units.
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