Lead dust exposure?

Paint has been chipping from the ceiling of my house for a few weeks now and yesterday it was my turn to sweep the large pant chips that have just fallen. Some of the dust from the paint irritated me. My house is old (built in 1927) but that part of the house was painted in the 90s. What are the chances that the... show more Paint has been chipping from the ceiling of my house for a few weeks now and yesterday it was my turn to sweep the large pant chips that have just fallen. Some of the dust from the paint irritated me. My house is old (built in 1927) but that part of the house was painted in the 90s. What are the chances that the paint under is lead based and that I just had lead exposure? I was only picking up pieces for a little while. I would say a couple of seconds. Also plaster was placed underneath and the top was painted
6 answers 6