<html><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; ">Regarding the lead issue, does anybody know if the "Botanic Gardens" from Harvard Housing is deleaded? When we rented the apartment, we're told that the lead was removed, but when I checked at the "Environmental Inspection Database" only some of the Botanic Gardens buildings were there (inspection done in 1991), which are NOT specified as lead free... <div><br class="webkit-block-placeholder"></div><div><br><div><div>On Dec 1, 2007, at 2:33 PM, Joy Geren wrote:</div><br class="Apple-interchange-newline"><blockquote type="cite"><div>My family is in a Holden Green 2-bedroom. I also had to sign a lead waiver and was extremely concerned about this so I talked to the housing office at length before leasing and they assured me that the interior is completely deleaded but there may be lead in some of the exterior paint. Of course I don't know if all Holden Green apartments have been deleaded inside. </div> <div> </div> <div>Is anyone else in Holden Green? I have been very worried about the outside basement entries. The toddlers and preschoolers love to climb on the sloping doors and the paint is peeling quite badly. If anyone has checked into whether these have been deleaded I would like to know. </div> <div> </div> <div>Best,</div> <div>Joy<br><br></div> <div class="gmail_quote">On Dec 1, 2007 8:15 AM, Irene Newton &lt;<a href="mailto:irene.newton@gmail.com">irene.newton@gmail.com</a>&gt; wrote:<br> <blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="PADDING-LEFT: 1ex; MARGIN: 0px 0px 0px 0.8ex; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid">Not all Harvard properties are:  in my apt. in Holden Green, we had to<br>sign a form saying we were advised of the lead - this was before the <br>baby. also, all of the undergraduate dormitories are leaded.<br>Apparently, Harvard doesn't have to tell the students or their parents<br>because they don't have kitchens in their suites.  However, if you<br>didn't have to sign a disclosure form in Peabody Terrace, then it's <br>deleaded - Harvard definitely watches their back.<br><br>On 11/29/07, Miriam Shakow &lt;<a href="mailto:shakow@fas.harvard.edu">shakow@fas.harvard.edu</a>&gt; wrote:<br>&gt;<br>&gt;<br>&gt;  Peabody Terrace is completely de-leaded. All Harvard properties are, I'm <br>&gt; pretty sure, and the ones intended for families definitely are.<br>&gt;  Miriam Shakow<br>&gt;<br>&gt;<br>&gt;  On 11/29/07 8:55 PM, Warigia Bowman wrote:<br>&gt;<br>&gt; Ok you guys. I am seriously feeling paranoid about lead now. <br>&gt;<br>&gt;  what about peabody terrace. should I be worried about the lead levels<br>&gt; there?<br>&gt;<br>&gt;  Warigia<br>&gt;<br>&gt;<br>&gt; Warigia Bowman<br>&gt;  Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy<br>&gt;  Weatherhead Center for International Affairs <br>&gt;  1737 Cambridge Street, 2d Floor<br>&gt;  (617)495-5566<br>&gt;  Harvard University<br>&gt;  <a href="mailto:warigia_bowman@ksg.harvard.edu">warigia_bowman@ksg.harvard.edu</a><br>&gt;<br>&gt;<br>&gt;  -----<a href="mailto:parentsgroup-list-bounces@lists.hcs.harvard.edu"> parentsgroup-list-bounces@lists.hcs.harvard.edu</a><br>&gt; wrote: -----<br>&gt;<br>&gt;<br>&gt; To: <a href="mailto:parentsgroup-list@lists.hcs.harvard.edu">parentsgroup-list@lists.hcs.harvard.edu</a><br>&gt;  From: <a href="mailto:joygeren@gmail.com"> joygeren@gmail.com</a><br>&gt;  Sent by: <a href="mailto:parentsgroup-list-bounces@lists.hcs.harvard.edu">parentsgroup-list-bounces@lists.hcs.harvard.edu</a><br>&gt;  Date: 11/29/2007 08:32AM<br>&gt;  Subject: Re: [Parentsgroup-list] dealing with lead <br>&gt;<br>&gt;<br>&gt; On a slightly different note, be aware that Christmas lights are a good<br>&gt; source of lead. After wrapping them on our banister that our two year<br>&gt; old son touches everyday my husband mentioned this to me. A newly <br>&gt; released type of home lead test confirmed (but thankfully our bibs and vinyl<br>&gt; table cloth appear to be okay). Apparently it is common knowledge that<br>&gt; Christmas lights are made with high lead plastic because it is cheaper but I <br>&gt; had no idea.<br>&gt;<br>&gt; Best,<br>&gt; Joy<br>&gt;<br>&gt;  --<br>&gt;  Joy Geren, M.A.<br>&gt;  Doctoral Candidate<br>&gt;  Laboratory for Developmental Studies<br>&gt;  Department of Psychology<br>&gt;  Harvard University <br>&gt; _______________________________________________<br>&gt;  Parentsgroup-list mailing list<br>&gt;  <a href="mailto:Parentsgroup-list@lists.hcs.harvard.edu">Parentsgroup-list@lists.hcs.harvard.edu</a><br>&gt; <a href="http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list" target="_blank"> http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list</a><br>&gt;<br>&gt;  ________________________________<br>&gt;<br>&gt; _______________________________________________<br>&gt; Parentsgroup-list mailing list<br> &gt; <a href="mailto:Parentsgroup-list@lists.hcs.harvard.edu">Parentsgroup-list@lists.hcs.harvard.edu</a><br>&gt; <a href="http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list" target="_blank">http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list </a><br>&gt;<br>&gt;<br>&gt; _______________________________________________<br>&gt; Parentsgroup-list mailing list<br>&gt; <a href="mailto:Parentsgroup-list@lists.hcs.harvard.edu">Parentsgroup-list@lists.hcs.harvard.edu</a> <br>&gt; <a href="http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list" target="_blank">http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list</a><br>&gt;<br>&gt;<br>_______________________________________________ <br>Parentsgroup-list mailing list<br><a href="mailto:Parentsgroup-list@lists.hcs.harvard.edu">Parentsgroup-list@lists.hcs.harvard.edu</a><br><a href="http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list" target="_blank"> http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list</a><br><br></blockquote></div><br><br clear="all"><br>-- <br>Joy Geren, M.A.<br>Doctoral Candidate<br>Laboratory for Developmental Studies<br>Department of Psychology <br>Harvard University <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">_______________________________________________</div><div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">Parentsgroup-list mailing list</div><div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; "><a href="mailto:Parentsgroup-list@lists.hcs.harvard.edu">Parentsgroup-list@lists.hcs.harvard.edu</a></div><div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; "><a href="http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list">http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list</a></div> </blockquote></div><br></div></body></html>