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Have you ever tested your home for lead-based paint?

Response Percent Votes
51% 248
My home was built after lead-based paint use was banned.
43% 209
5% 25
Total 482


Kookamooka 7 years, 11 months ago

AND Radon. Tons of homes in Lawrence have Radon issues that go undetected.

RoeDapple 7 years, 11 months ago

Are you kiddin'? I got enough lead out by the reloader to affect the earth's wobble!

Flap Doodle 7 years, 11 months ago

My wattle and daub walls are lead-free.

puddleglum 7 years, 11 months ago

obviously, I am lead-free...I am very pretty and my skin is flawless. I have some leaded gas in my garage-I wonder if that counts?

Fred Whitehead Jr. 7 years, 11 months ago

I am 66 years old. I have worked with and handled with my bare hands lead materials all my life. I do electrical soldering with solder made of lead and tin. I use strips of lead in my hobby projects.

I am still alive!!! I can still move!!!!! My hair has not fallen out or my skin has not turned green!

My opinion, although no one asked for it, this hype about "lead based "you-name-it" is yet another manufactured hazard. Of course lead or lead oxide will harm you if you eat it or rub it in your open wounds! Water will harm you if you drink too much of it or try to breathe it!!!

Life has hazards. That is why we were given common sense (well some of us) to avoid obvious hazards and danger. But the hysteria and hype about lead and other hazards is so overblown and ridiculous as to remove the true hazards with those of us who are damned tired of government agencies claiming the "sky is falling" with almost every issue they dip their oars into!

Janet Lowther 7 years, 11 months ago

Lead hazards come in four main categories:

1, Where it is reduced to powder fine enough to inhale or have a breeze contaminate food products.

  1. Where small children can eat peeling paint.

  2. Where food is stored in contact with lead bearing vessels and

  3. Small pellets at high velocity have a serious risk of causing traumatic bleeding. . .

workinghard 7 years, 11 months ago

Yup, you can't use the lead crystal glasses you got for a wedding gift years ago.

workinghard 7 years, 11 months ago

Remember how they used to let you roll a ball of mercury around in your hand in school when you were a kid?

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