Paint manufactured before 1978 may contain lead which has been found to be a health hazard.  It is especially problematic for children living where paint may be peeling or chipping.  As a result, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has prepared a report entitled "Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home." Sellers and landlords must provide this and a disclosure about any lead-based paint known to exist in the residential structure to a buyer or tenant. 

When desired buyers can have a professional check the property for lead paint. There are also some testing devices that can be obtained privately.

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