The Environmental Protection Agency’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, running October 20-26, 2013, is a perfect time for property owners and managers to get the lead out, or at least start making plans.
A common source of lead poisoning is from lead-based paints, which were used in abundance in the housing industry prior to the late 1970s. Many apartments in inventory today were built at a time when lead paint was most commonly used to paint exteriors and interiors.
Lead poisoning from these paints is an invisible danger that landlords face but can avoid with proper care and attention. Ignoring a lead-based paint problem can be particularly dreadful, and expensive.
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