What is Lead-Based Paint?

Learn how lead can play a role in the purchase or sale of a home.

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The term lead-based paint as it applies to real estate, refers to paint that contains potentially dangerous levels of lead, a toxic metal that can cause various health problems, especially in children.

During your home search, you may come across home listings that could be homes with lead-based paint.  If lead-based paint is an absolute no in your criteria, be sure to let your Syan Real Estate broker know.

Pouring can of paint


Homes that were built prior to 1978, often used lead-based paint. Since the Government banned the use of lead-based paint, sellers with homes around this year must now disclose any information about known lead-based paint in their home.


It can cause brain damage, seizures, behavioral problems, learning disabilities and in some cases, death.


Some symptoms from exposure to lead poisoning may include nausea, stomachaches, headaches. Children, may show no symptoms at all.

More Information

This page vaguely touches on the subject of lead-based paint. We strongly recommend that you visit the USA EPA website for more information on the affects, symptoms, testing and removal of lead-based paint. Visit: www.epa.gov/lead



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