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Tuesday, December 12, 2017  

 
Environmental Concerns
 
  Introduction

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 estate transactions.

 

Mainstream Environmental Concerns

Asbestos Electromagnetic Fields Lead-based Paint Mold (Black Mold) Methyl Tertia-Butyl Ether Polychlorinated Biphenyls Radon Gas Underground Storage Tanks

Lead-based Paint

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 wellness.

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.
 
 

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