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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.

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Doreen DeMarco  
ABR® SRS® SRES® RENE® PSA® GREEN®

Broker Sales Associate

Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate
963 Holmdel Road
Holmdel, NJ 07733
732-946-3200
732-241-5015 cell/text

ddemarco@glorianilson.com
www.DoreenDeMarco.com
NJ REALTORS® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® 
2018 Gold, 2017 Gold, 2016 Gold, 2015 Silver, 2014 Bronze


Designations and Certifications:
ABR®       Accredited Buyer's Representative
SRS®       Seller Representative Specialist
SRES®     Seniors Real Estate Specialist 
 
RENE®     Real Estate Negotiation Expert
PSA®        Pricing Strategy Advisor
GREEN®   GREEN REsource Council 

 

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