Welcome or Register
Back to Table of Contents

Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning is a serious problem that can lead to adverse health problems. In children, high levels of lead can cause damage to the brain and nervous system, behavioral and learning problems, slow growth, and hearing problems. In adults, lead poisoning can cause reproductive problems, high blood pressure, digestive problems, nerve disorder, memory and concentration problems, and muscle and joint pain.

Lead poisoning is especially a problem in cities with older buildings. Typically, lead is present in the paint from older buildings, in the water supply, and in the environment from cars and buses. Preventing lead poisoning in large cities, where there is such widespread possibility for exposure is both difficult and expensive. Federal programs have attempted to address this problem.

Lead poisoning is also an issue that buyers and sellers need to consider. Houses that were built before 1978 probably have paint that contains lead. Federal law requires that sellers disclose known information on lead-based paint hazards before selling a house. Sales contracts must include a federal form about lead-based paint in the building. Buyers will have up to 10 days to check for lead hazards and are likely to stipulate corrections.

Back to Table of Contents
agent photo
 
           
CENTURY 21 PREMIER REALTORS
254-394-6800/254-547-9991
242 Cove Terrace Shopping Ctr. 
Copperas Cove, Texas 76522
www.FortHoodRealEstate.com


 

For Sellers

Let us quickly and accurately assess your home's current value.

Free Email Updates

Register now to receive free email listing updates!

Contact US

Have a question? Want more information? Let's get in touch.

©2019 Robert Herrings, Jr. All rights reserved. CENTURY 21® and the CENTURY 21 Logo are registered service marks owned by Century 21 Real Estate LLC. Robert Herrings, Jr. fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated. Any services or products provided by independently owned and operated franchisees are not provided by, affiliated with or related to Century 21 Real Estate LLC nor any of its affiliated companies.
 
 
 
 

CENTURY 21 Premier Realtors is Owned and Operated By a Retired Military Veteran.

ABR - Accredited Buyer RepresentativeBBB - Better Business BureauEqual Housing OpportunityMLS membershipNARPM - National Association of Residential Property ManagersQSC - Quality Service CertifiedREALTOR® certification

Add your content here!
Real Estate Websites by iHOUSEweb iconiHOUSEweb | Admin Menu