With older homes, health hazards have sometimes been an issue. Lead, asbestos, and mold, which can cause illnesses and respiratory diseases, have been eliminated or in the case of mold at least greatly reduced in new homes.
Stiffer building codes requiring such things as more electrical outlets, improved wiring systems that are fire resistant, higher grade heating systems, and tempered glass in exterior doors and bathtub enclosures all make a new home safer than ever before.
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