A collection of resources from Massachusetts state agencies, including lead and your child's health, finding and removing lead, deleading on my own, lead data, Massachusetts lead law, and lead information for providers.
MGL c.111 §§ 189A-199B Lead poisoning prevention & control
MGL c.111 § 127B-1/2 Removal of dangerous levels of lead paint
MGL c.93A §§ 2, 9, 11 Consumer protection
MGL c.112 § 12BB Mandatory screening by physicians of preschool children
MGL c.151B § 4(11) Discrimination against families with young children
MGL c.186 § 18 Reprisals against tenants for reporting violations
16 CFR Part 1303 Ban of lead-containing paint and certain consumer products bearing lead-containing paint
24 CFR Part 35 Lead-based poisoning prevention in certain residential structures
24 CFR §§ 200.800-200.810 Lead poisoning prevention, existing housing
40 CFR Part 745 Lead-based paint poisoning prevention in certain residential structures
Property transfer notification certification form
The form is the final page of this property transfer lead paint notification package. "Under Massachusetts and federal law, this notification package must be given to prospective purchasers of homes built before 1978."
Selected case law
Al-Ziab v. Mourgis , 424 Mass. 847 (1997)
A landlord's violation of the lead paint statute does not, without a showing of at least negligent conduct by the landlord, constitute a violation of the statutory covenant of quiet enjoyment for purposes of awarding attorney's fees.
Bencosme v. Kokoras , 400 Mass. 40 (1987)
Owners of residential property are strictly liable for injuries sustained under the lead paint act.
Massachusetts Rental Housing Association Inc. v. Lead Poisoning Control Director , 49 Mass. App. Ct. 359 (2000)
Sodium sulfide test is economical, convenient and endorsed by other testing authorities and thus has a rational basis. Notice to prospective tenants published by Dept. of Public Health is factually accurate and legally correct.
Rabassa v. Cerasuolo, 97 Mass. App. Ct. 809 (2020)
Discussion of liability of insurance company for lead poisoning claim.
Childhood lead poisoning prevention program, Mass. Dept. of Public Health
Everything you need to know about the lead law, including public health fact sheets, downloadable forms, introduction to the lead law, data and reports. Also provides information on finding a licensed professional.
Deleading and lead safety, Mass. Dept. of Labor Standards
Information on obtaining licenses and finding contractors.
Lead, US Environmental Protection Agency
Links to federal laws, regulations and resources on lead paint, including basic information about lead, ways to protect your family, and lead abatement.
Lead paint removal , Citizen Information Service
This summary of the Massachusetts lead law explains the legal obligations of landlords and property owners.
Legal tactics: self-defense for tenants in Mass., Chapter 9: Lead poisoning , Mass. Law Reform Institute, 2017
Includes how to have children and residences tested, deleading, protections under state and federal laws, and legal remedies for tenants.
National Lead Information Center (NLIC)
Provides the general public and professionals with information about lead hazards and their prevention. Funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH)
Information on federal government programs, laws, regulations, pamphlets, publications, and links to other web sites.
"Landlord's liability for injury or death of tenant's child from lead poisoning," 19 ALR 5th 405.
Liability and lead paint litigation, MCLE, 2005.
- vol. 10-10C (Procedural forms annotated) 6th ed. West, 2009 with supplement, §§ 38:12, 42:63, 79:65.
- vol. 15-16B (Legal forms) 5th ed. West, 2008 with supplement, §§ 22:10, 23:12, 24:83, 24:94, 24:98, 26:18, 32:19.
- vol. 33A-34 (Landlord and tenant law) 3rd ed. West, 2000 with supplement, §§ 18:23-18:35, 21:48.
- vol. 36A (Consumer law) 3rd ed. West, 2010 with supplement, §§ 29:38-29:48.
- vol. 37A (Tort law) 3rd ed. West, 2005 with supplement, § 18.6.
Residential and commercial landlord-tenant practice in Massachusetts 3rd ed. MCLE, loose-leaf, chapter 6 Lead paint: complying with Massachusetts law.
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