Elian Peltier and James Glanz
Sept. 14, 2019

Every expert consulted by
The New York Times said it was still safe to visit Paris, though they differed on what precautions should be taken.

The fire at Notre-Dame in April destroyed the cathedral’s roof and spire, which were covered with 460 tons of lead tiles. Tiny particles of some of that lead mixed with the plume of smoke that drifted over Paris.
Then that lead-laced dust settled on buildings, squares, parks, and plazas, test indicate. It also is likely to have made its way through open windows, air-conditioning ducts and other building ventilation systems.
Here is what we found out about the potential risks, how the French authorities handled them, and what you need to know if you have visited Paris since the fire, or are considering going.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/14/w...gi_id=53936824