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Harry Jaffe: Lead-based paint still a threat in D.C.

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Merrit Drucker was driving through the Fort Stevens neighborhood a few months ago when his eyes fixed on one of the older apartment buildings that line 14th Street north of Military Road. What caught Drucker's eye was the paint on the outdoor woodwork. It was rough. Older building? Flaking paint? There was a good chance the peeling paint might be lead-based. "It's relatively easy to...