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19. Lead-Based Paint
Realizing that lead is hazardous is a relatively new discovery, and many homes and buildings are still painted with lead-based paints. This can be hazardous when the paint starts to chip and flake, since inhaling these pieces can lead to lead poisoning.

If you know your house has lead paint and it begins to chip, you can either hire lead-safe certified contractors to fix it, or paint over the deteriorating paint yourself. Allegheny Front has great instructions on how to safely do that step by step.