Lead-based paint remains a common element in older homes, either in paint, dust or site soil. The presence of lead can only be determined by a professional assessment of the physical characteristics of the material, such as its susceptibility to damage. The potential for contact between the building occupants and the material is critical to assess the real hazard (and to then define an appropriate response action). For more information, visit the HUD website or the sites listed below:
- Lead Hazard Information Pamphlet - Provides copies of the EPA Lead Hazard Information Pamphlet, "Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home" in various formats.
- EPA/HUD Residential Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Program - (Section 1018 of Title X)
Recognizing that families have a right to know about lead-based paint and potential lead hazards in their homes, Congress directed EPA and HUD to work together to develop disclosure requirements for sales and leases of older housing. Under section 1018 of the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 (also known as Title X), EPA and HUD published the Federal lead disclosure regulations on March 6, 1996.
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