BRIEF SURVEY FOR RENTERS OF RENTAL PROPERTIES BUILT BEFORE 1978
PHMDC is asking renters of rental property built before 1978 to take a brief survey. The purpose of this survey is to find out if families in rental units are given information about lead-based paint hazards in compliance with a federal law. The regulation states that individuals renting or purchasing a home built before 1978 must be informed about the presence of lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards in the home or rental unit, and be provided any related records or reports, and prevention materials from the US Environmental Protection Agency.
The information gathered from this survey is anonymous and will allow PHMDC to determine what further steps need to be taken to ensure renters are properly informed about the risks and hazards of lead. If you rent a house or apartment built before 1978, we ask you take the following survey:
Lead poisoning continues to pose a challenge to the health of children in our community. Exposure to lead over a long period of time, even at very low levels, can result in life-long problems ranging from organ damage to the increased risk of learning disabilities, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, and behavior problems. Young children and pregnant women are the most at risk due to the effects of lead on the developing brain of the child. In most cases, symptoms from lead poisoning do not occur until years following exposure.
For additional information about childhood lead poisoning, prevention of exposure, and testing your child for lead, please visit Lead Poisoning Prevention.