This is just one example of what peeling Lead paint can look like. I will be posting more examples throughout the month of October as I travel the country for Lead Poisoning Prevention Month 2019 – but this is an excellent example of the “alligator pattern” that Lead poisoning prevention advocates look for in a visual inspection of a home.
Q. Where is this?
Q. Isn’t Lead-paint just an inner-city problem?
This photo was taken at a historic home in rural Pennsylvania in October of 2019. This home was not occupied or being used for anything at the time the photo was taken. It is intended to be a museum. Lead paint in this shape (with this level of deterioration) will likely significantly poison anyone living in the home (were this found in a home that was occupied.)
Windows were often painted with the highest Lead containing paint, ostensibly to protect them from the impact of weather.
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