Lead Paint Poisoning
Renting or staying in an older home can have its downsides. There is a good deal of upkeep and structural issues, but many people feel that the charm of older homes outweighs these downsides. But one of the dangers often present in older homes is not one that is readily apparent. This danger is the existence of toxic lead-based paint.
Lead-based paint was banned from use in all homes starting in 1978, but homes that already had lead-based paint in the interior or exterior still pose a serious threat. Even homes that have been stripped of the original paint typically still have traces of this paint in the dirt surrounding the home, and homes that have been repainted may still have the original paint underneath several other coats.
It is the homeowner’s responsibility to ensure that tenants and guests are aware of the potential dangers that this paint may contain. This is why the Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. are committed to helping the unknowing victims of lead poisoning from old homes. To find out more about your rights as a tenant, call us today at 877-327-2600.
The Effects of Lead Based Paint
Lead based paint can cause a variety of disorders in both children and adults including:
- Birth defects
- Issues with nervous system development
- Toxicity in organs and tissues
You have the right to be safe from such dangers in your rented home.
If you or someone you love has experienced lead poisoning due to a property owner’s negligence, contact the Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at today.