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
- 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.