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As children spend more time at home while distance learning, they have an increased risk of exposure to lead paint. According to the Seattle Times, "The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that nearly 9 out of 10 homes built in Seattle before 1940 have lead-based paint present, and 25% of homes built between 1960 and 1977 contain lead-based paint." Moreover, 56% of the homes built in King County were built before 1978. Likewise, 1978 is the median home build date in Portland.