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You should assume that all paint contains lead (according to Health & Safety Executive guidance) unless there is good evidence to prove otherwise.
 
Almost the entire asbestos industry is failing to risk assess properly its 'everyday' exposure to lead-containing paint and dust hazards.

Disturbing lead-containing paintwork is an everyday part of asbestos survey and removal work that is HIGHLY LIKELY to create 'significant' lead exposure risks for asbestos workers and building occupants alike.
 
Asbestos disturbance-related lead paint and dust exposure risks are no different to those faced by painters, decorators and grit-blasters. They are a strategic risk that needs to be properly assessed, controlled, monitored and, eventually, clearance-tested.

Disturbing paintwork of any kind creates a potential lead exposure risk, regardless of the age of the building or structure involved.
 
Any process that releases quantities of (often invisible) lead contamination, in the form of airborne lead dust, paint flakes or lead fumes, that can be ingested or inhaled needs to be risk assessed. This is as relevant to asbestos-related activities as it is to others and is as much for the protection of the asbestos workers involved as it is for nearby third parties liable to be affected, including women and children in their home and school environments.
 
Surprisingly, though the asbestos industry is tightly regulated and has strict rules for licensing suitably trained and qualified workers, who must be regularly re-trained and re-assessed, risk assessing for lead exposure is almost unheard of.