Lead Paint Management

Lead is a naturally occurring, toxic, soft metal that can be found in many building materials. Due to health concerns, lead from paint, gasoline, ceramic products, caulking and pipe solder has been significantly reduced in recent years. All paint installed before 1978 has the potential to be lead-based, the year when lead-based paint was banned from consumer use nationwide. While the mere presence of lead in a building component does not constitute a health hazard, disturbance triggers various regulatory requirements and special management. Additional requirements are triggered in locations designated as target housing. These include daycare centers, Heads of College and Dean’s residences, apartments and other locations where children under the age of 6 may reside.



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