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The Hazards of Home Repair by The Old-House Journal Technical Staff This is a scare article. We don't want to scare you into abandoning restoration. Rather, we want to scare you into taking sensible precautions for your own wellbeing. (After reviewing a lot of literature on health hazards, we succeeded in scaring ourselves.) The information is not going to stop our restoration activities, but it is going to change how we do some things. What follows is by no means an exhaustive survey of all physical and chemical hazards encountered in restoration work. But it does summarize some of the most common dangers that all of us face. The Worst: Paint Removal Removing surface coatings probably is the single most