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Are Your Tenants at Risk?

If your rental property was built before 1978, chances are you and your tenants are facing a lead risk. Lead poisoning most often comes from the following sources:

  • Lead dust from old lead paint on floors and windowsills.
  • In the soil around the home from old exterior lead paint used in the past.
  • Soil around driveways and roads from the lead in car exhaust.
  • Tap water from lead solder, pipes, brass fixtures

The risk is highest if children are present. Children's growing bodies absorb environmental lead much faster that adults do. Infants and toddlers are at the greatest risk because the leading source of lead contamination is invisible lead dust on floors and window sills.

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