Secret Child Killer, Lead Paint and How It Affects Real Estate Sales
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Who Is more Important? What topics get the most coverage in the news media? World news, politics, sports or the child killer that lurks in many older homes in our communities lead-based paint.Children six and younger are particularly susceptible to to lead poisoning caused by ingesting lead-based paint chips or inhaling lead-based paint dust. Learning disabilities Developmental delays Reduced Height Poor hearing Damage to vital organs Convulsion Death Learn more at EPA site about effects of lead poisoning.Lead-based paint has been banned since 1970's however, many older Erie homes still have lead-based paint. Paint that has chipped or is deteriorating, or on surfaces that rub together such as windows and doors, creates lead dust which can pose serious health hazards to both occupa...