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Company Failed to Warn Homeowners about Lead Paint Problems

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Recently Insurance Journal reported the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stated last week that the corporate owners of Coldwell Banker in New England are facing fines for more alleged violations of lead paint disclosure rules. The company is actually facing over 100 alleged violations. The violations are from seven Coldwell Banker offices in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut between 2005-2007.

Coldwell Banker did make a statement saying the company is cooperating with EPA.

Lead poisoning can result from lead paint. Toxic lead paint has been banned from use in U.S. homes since 1978.

The most common sources of lead poisoning include lead contaminated soil, lead contaminated dust, and lead-based paint that is deteriorating.

Lead poisoning is the largest environmental health threat for children under the age of six. Children who live in older homes may swallow lead paint chips that fall or peel off form the walls or they can inhale the dust. This type of lead poisoning can lead to mental retardation, behavioral problems, brain injury, and learning disabilities.

If you have any questions regarding lead paint or possible violations of disclosure rules you may want to contact the attorneys at Childers, Buck, and Schlueter to see how they can help protect your legal rights.