Today, while doing yard work, I noticed a hole 6-9" deep and about 12" from the foundation in front of my house. It is not important to this story what caused the hole. After some poking and investigation I found a 4" deep layer of paint scrapings under that 6-9" layer of dirt. Weird. I have owned the house since 89. At that time (and still) it had steel siding that was installed in 72. I doubt the siding installer scraped the paint prior to adding the siding. I would guess that someone scraped, painted, found that wasn’t much fun and when it was ready for another paint job had the siding added. Checking wiki I found that lead paint was banned in the US in 1977. So all those scraping must be lead paint. Out of curiosity I dug a few more holes around the house and found the same thick layer of scrapings.
Since I have a well I am going to ask my Dr. about a lead test.
So, what did you find today?