In real estate today, several environmental
issues are the concerns of potential investors,
developers, lenders, and homeowners. A lack of
understanding can be intimidating and
frightening, and may result in substantial risk
to many different parties. Below are
explanations of predominating environmental
issues, and links to organizations that can
provide you with the information you need to
make healthy, confident decisions in your real
Lead-based paints were used often in homes until 1978
when the federal government banned its use in housing.
Dangers are presented by paint chips, seepage into
groundwater, and airborne particles from sanding &
remodeling. Once ingested or inhaled, presence of lead
in the blood can pose serious damage to health and
Children are more prone to exposure to lead than adults.
Lead can damage the brain and nervous system, and even a
low level of lead exposure can cause learning
disabilities, hearing loss, speech, language and
behavior problems, and other serious health effects.