2 doctors weighed in:

Should I be concerned about lead exposure, living parttime in a 100 year old pied a terre?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Soil & dust

Most lead exposure comes from contaminated soil (old mining sites, etc.
) and from accidentally eating or breathing lead dust. Lead-based paint in an older home is mostly concerning if it is chipping or flaking, and exposure is worse for children than adults. If you are worried, a home inspector can test lead levels in the property, and your doctor can test you or your child's blood levels.

In brief: Soil & dust

Most lead exposure comes from contaminated soil (old mining sites, etc.
) and from accidentally eating or breathing lead dust. Lead-based paint in an older home is mostly concerning if it is chipping or flaking, and exposure is worse for children than adults. If you are worried, a home inspector can test lead levels in the property, and your doctor can test you or your child's blood levels.
Dr. Leto Quarles
Dr. Leto Quarles
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
48 years in practice
55M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors