Glossary of Terms

Lead-Based Paint Hazard – A lead content of 1.0 milligram or higher per square centimeter of painted surface, per HUD Regulations, 24 CFR 20.820 as delineated in the Architect’s Analysis and Inspection for Project Mortgage Insurance Handbook No. 4860.1 Rev 1.

Lead Containing Paint – The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has defined a lead containing painted surface as one (1) of the following (Limits may vary by State): A surface coating material containing more than one milligram per centimeter squared (1.0 mg/cm2) of lead as determined by utilizing the X-ray fluorescence analysis method; and/or A surface coating material containing greater than 0.5% lead concentration by weight utilizing the flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry analysis method.

Building Materials РAsbestos can be present in a variety of building materials, which includes, but not limited to, drywall, joint compound, insulation, popcorn ceiling texture, ceramic tile, grout, caulk, roof shingles, tar paper, air duct tape, sheet vinyl and floor tiles.