What is Lead-based Paint?


Door Friction Points

If you have a child under 7 and live in an older San Francisco building, to prevent lead dust from paint entering into your child’s system, clean the areas below the friction points.

A friction point is where the door rubs the door frame or window rubs the painted wooden frame. Do this daily with a Swiffer-type of mop or damp (water) paper towel.

It would be proactive to filter your water for the presence of lead. Most water filters will remove lead.

A bit of care now can prevent a host of serious conditions. A lot of residences in San Francisco are in older buildings.

Here’s the Lead Disclosure Form from HUD:

Disclosure for Use in Lead-Based Paint Inspections

“A copy of this summary must be provided to new lessees (tenants) and purchasers of this property under Federal law (24 CFR part 35 and 40 CFR part 745) before they become obligated under a lease or sales contract. The complete report must also be provided to new purchasers, and it must be made available to new tenants. Landlords (lessors) and sellers are also required to distribute an educational pamphlet approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and include standard warning language in their leases or sales contracts to ensure that parents have the information they need to protect their children from lead-based paint hazards.”

See Section IV of Chapter 7 of the HUD Guidelines for further details

Disclosure for Use in No Lead-Based Paint Was Identified

“The results of this inspection indicate that no lead in amounts greater than or equal to 1.0 mg/cc² in the paint was found on any building components, using the inspection protocol in Chapter 7 of the HUD Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing (1997 Revision). Therefore, this dwelling qualifies for the exemption in 24 CFR part 35 and 40 CFR part 745 for target housing being leased that is free of lead-based paint, as defined in the rule. However, some painted surfaces may contain levels of lead below 1.0 mg/cc², which could create lead dust or lead-contaminated soil hazards if the paint is turned into dust by abrasion, scraping, or sanding. This report should be kept by the inspector and should also be kept by the owner and all future owners for the life of the dwelling.”

See Section IV of Chapter 7 of the HUD Guidelines for further details