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How You Can Help

If you own property that was built before 1978, there is a high probability that it has lead paint in it.  Leaded paint is a hazard only if it is deteriorating (but long before it actually chips or flakes).  To ensure that your property does not irreparably harm your tenants' children, take these precautions:

bulletHave an inspection done to determine whether there is lead paint
bulletIf there is lead paint, have a risk assessment done to determine whether the lead is a hazard
bulletIf there is a  hazard, make repairs using Lead Safe Work Practices
bulletFollowing the repairs, have a clearance test done to ensure that all lead hazards have been removed and the property has been effectively cleaned

What are Your Obligations?

Federal, State, and local laws that apply to landlords require that you:

bulletMaintain a safe environment for your tenants
bulletInform tenants of any lead paint hazards in the property
bulletInform buyers of the property of any lead paint hazards

 Resources

For information about effective property maintenance and training in lead safe work practices, contact the Housing Council.  Call Joel Kunkler at546-3700 ext. 3026 or email jkunkler@thehousingcouncil.org.

Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning 

Committed to ending childhood lead poisoning in Monroe County by 2010

For more information, contact:  pbrantingham@leadsafeby2010.org