Lead — in lots of places
Asbestos — in lots of places
Electrical and Other Fire Safety
Window Treatment Cord Safety
And more — I am not the Expert — Consult with a Professional!
My second annual beginning-of-the-year tradition: Renovate Safe!
Hey, I just read somewhere (ack, can’t find it) that a significant percentage (3%, I think) of American children still have elevated levels of lead in their bloodstream. And this, in the New York Times.
And as my list above indicates, there are other potential hazards in old homes, materials, and products: Read my full Be Safe/Renovate Safe page here — and again, get with your own pros to assess what you are dealing with so that you can make informed decisions.