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

Pam Bates, Executive Broker
Southern Realty of Hot Springs, Inc
Hot Springs, AR 71901

501-321-2025
Email Me

Travis Brown, Principal Broker
501-617-1319
Email Me

 

Southern Realty of Hot Springs, Inc.
1603 Central Ave
Hot Springs, AR 71901
501-321-2025 office
501-321-2884 fax


Pamela Bates
Executive Broker, REALTOR®

EB00044089
501-321-2025
southernrealtyhs@att.net


Travis Brown
Principal Broker, REALTOR®

PB00058433
501-617-1319
tlbrown6657@yahoo.com

 

Click here to meet our team!