Health & Safety Facts
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Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Effective March 31, 2006, every Residential Structure
that presently or in the future contains Fossil Fuel
Burning Equipment or has enclosed parking shall be
equipped, by the owner, landlord or superintendent with
working and Listed Carbon Monoxide Alarm Protection.
View the Code of Massachusetts Regulation governing
Carbon Monoxide Alarms (527 CMR 31.00) >
Lead Paint Information
Lead poisoning is a disease caused by lead in the body that is especially
dangerous for young children. It can cause permanent damage to the brain,
kidneys and nervous system. Even low levels can slow a child’s development and
cause learning and behavioral problems.
There is a lead law in Massachusetts that requires the deleading or interim
control of lead hazards existing in homes built before 1978
where children under six reside. Owners are responsible for complying
with the Lead Law and paying the costs to delead. This includes owners of rental
property as well as owners living in their own single-family or multi-family
Property owners can contact the Massachusetts Lead
Poisoning Prevention Program to get a list of licensed lead inspectors to check
for lead paint. Tenants with children under age six can call their local Lead
Poisoning Prevention Program or Health Department and ask for a free lead
inspection or determination.
Get more information about lead paint and the
Massachusetts Lead Law >