What is an EPA pamphlet?
An EPA-approved information pamphlet on identifying and controlling lead-based paint hazards Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home (PDF). Any known information concerning the presence of lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards in the home or building.
How do you order a lead-based paint pamphlet?
You can obtain the pamphlet online at http://www2.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2013-09/documents/lead_in_your_home_brochure_land_b_w_508.pdf . All new tenants (and existing tenants at lease renewal) must sign a disclosure form acknowledging receipt of the pamphlet and other lead information.
What is Lead Paint Disclosure?
The lead-based paint disclosure form is a required form to be issued to all tenants and potential buyers for residential properties built before 1978. The forms were written to warn any new owners or tenants of the potential existence of this within the interior walls of the residence.
What is a lead inspection?
A Lead-Based Paint Inspection is a surface-by-surface investigation to determine whether there is lead-based paint in a home, apartment, commercial facility or child care facility. In New York State a lead paint inspection can only be performed by an EPA certified Lead Inspector or Risk Assessor.
How do I know if my house has lead based paint?
Walls can also be tested for surface lead using a paint testing kit available at your local hardware store. For the test, you rub a solution on the wall. If the solution turns pink, you have lead.
How do you identify lead-based paint?
Chief among them is “alligatoring,” which happens when the paint starts to crack and wrinkle, creating a pattern that resembles reptilian scales. This is a sign that your paint may contain lead. Another sign that you might be dealing with lead paint is if it produces a chalky residue when it rubs off.
Who is most at risk for lead poisoning?
Lead From Paint, Dust, and Soil in and Around Your Home Can Be Dangerous if Not Managed Properly Children under 6 years old are most at risk for lead poisoning in your home. Lead exposure can harm young children and babies even before they are born. Homes, schools, and child care facilities built before 1978 are likely to contain lead-based paint.
Why is it important to prevent lead exposure in children?
The goal is to prevent childhood lead exposure before any harm occurs. Primary prevention – the removal of lead hazards from the environment before a child is exposed – is the most effective way to ensure that children do not experience harmful long-term effects of lead exposure.
What do you need to know about lead in your home?
Federal law requires that before signing a lease for target housing, including most buildings built before 1978, renters must receive the following from your landlord: An EPA-approved information pamphlet on identifying and controlling lead-based paint hazards, Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home (PDF).
When does lead based paint become a hazard?
Lead-based paint is usually not a hazard if it is in good condition and if it is not on an impact or friction surface like a window. Lead dust can form when lead-based paint is scraped, sanded, or heated. Lead dust also forms when painted surfaces containing lead bump or rub together.