The Federal Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Rule (Residential Lead-Base Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992. Section 1018) was enacted to protect families from exposure to lead from paint, dust, and soil. This law requires disclosure of all known information on lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards before the sale or lease of most housing built before 1978. Sellers, landlords, and their agents are responsible for providing this information to the buyer or renter before sale or lease.
person who knowingly violates the provisions of this subpart shall be jointly
and severally liable to the purchaser in the amount equal to 3 times the amount
of damages incurred. 24 CFR 35.96. Failure
or refusal to comply with 35.88 or 35.94 is a violation of 42 USC 4852(d) and
TSCA Section 409 (15 USC 2689). Violators
may be subject to civil and criminal sanctions.
In addition to lead paint, lead is found in storage batteries, solder, pottery glaze, rubber, toys, brass alloys, plastic beads coated with lead, home-glazed pottery, ashes and fumes from burning old painted wood, newspapers, magazines and artists' paint pigments. Evidence suggests that lead is a greater danger when inhaled than when ingested.
If you feel you
and/or your loved ones have been poisoned through the negligent or intentional acts of others, it is important to seek medical help to determine
how to best detoxify your system.
It is then a good idea to contact the authorities and/or file a law suit to make sure that the contamination is cleaned up and no further exposure occurs. For inquiries on Texas Lead-Based Paint Law, please send an e-mail.