lead based paint dust
Hopefully I will not get flamed for this post and hopefully it is not off topic... if it is, I apologize, but this seems to be something that any of us living in old homes will have to contend with at some pint.
My neighbor (structure as close as 10 ft away) is using a grinder-type device to remove the lead paint on his home, back to bare wood. Our homes are all around 80 yrs old. I don't necessarily see dust going everywhere but at the same time it isn't being reclaimed and it has to be going somewhere.
We have a six year old and also my wife is pregnant and we already asked the doctor whether we should be concerned and the the reply was "only if you're eating the dust."
OTOH, the painter that did our house recommended that if my wife was pregnant at the time that she relocate while they were scraping off the old paint.
I am wondering what "ground truth" is on this. I am thinking my wife should be tested for lead the next time she goes back to the doc just to be sure.
I would think the neighbor should be more worried, even though he is wearing a respirator, all this stuff is going into his soil and so forth. But I wanted to get your experiences as another data point on realistically what our exposure might be.