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New NJ Lead Paint Law For Rentals

Q: I have a rental apartment.  I heard there is a new lead paint law for rentals.  Is that true? Jack, Hackensack, NJ A: Lead is a toxic, naturally occurring element and heavy metal in our environment that was widely used in commercial products such as gasoline, paint, cosmetics, spices, and pottery. Lead exposure in children can cause nervous system and kidney damage, learning disabilities, hearing damage, attention-deficit disorder, decreased intelligence and problems with speech and language problems. Lead-based paint is usually not a hazard if it is in good condition, and the paint is not on an impact or friction surface, such as a window. Deteriorating lead-based paint (peeling, chipping, chalking, cracking, or damaged paint) is a hazard. Lead […]

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