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Asbestos, Lead, and Pest

Asbestos, Lead, and Pest Control Notices and Disclosures

Lead Advisory

Federal and California law requires that notice be provided to persons who are exposed to even extremely small quantities of lead. Housing built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint. Lead from paint chips and dust can pose health hazards if not managed properly. Lead exposure is especially harmful to young children and pregnant women. Before renting pre-1978 housing, lessors must disclose the presence of lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the dwelling. Lessees must also receive a federally approved pamphlet on lead poisoning prevention.

Stanford University has an ongoing testing program for lead in Escondido Village and provides information to Escondido Village families and Resident Fellows with children. Testing has indicated low levels of lead in dust, soil and sand samples. Previous testing of painted surfaces in Escondido Village revealed varying levels of lead in the paint in the apartment units tested. Read more complete information about testing results here, and a federally approved pamphlet about ways to minimize risk here.

Asbestos and Lead

Asbestos and lead paint were commonly used products in older construction, and are found in some of Stanford's facilities. These materials are maintained in a safe condition and, unless damaged, do not pose any risk of exposure. The University has an ongoing asbestos and lead paint management program and reserves the right to conduct periodic inspections and monitoring and to perform necessary repairs to conform to health and safety standards. You may be temporarily or permanently relocated to another room if abatement or removal of asbestos or lead is required. You must not damage or otherwise disturb floor tile, walls or ceiling material with hooks, nails or other materials, nor scrape or sand any painted surfaces in your living space. Pipe or boiler insulation may never be moved or disturbed. Please report any observations of damaged building materials or concerns to your Housing Service Center.  See R&DE's asbestos disclosure letter.

Megan's Law

California state law requires that all residential leases contain the following notice regarding registered sex offenders.

Notice: Pursuant to Section 290.46 of the Penal Code, information about specified registered sex offenders is made available to the public via an Internet Web site maintained by the Department of Justice at Depending on an offender’s criminal history, this information will include either the address at which the offender resides or the community of residence and ZIP Code in which he or she resides.

Pest Control Notice

California state law requires that tenants be given a copy of the notice provided by a registered pest control company that is used for periodic pest control service. This pest control notice is posted here. In addition, whenever residents request that pest control action be taken inside their rooms, separate and specific notices will be given to or left for affected residents by the pest control company. This notice contains information on what agent was used and any pertinent instructions the company recommends be followed.

Oak Moth Caterpillar/Tussock Moth Caterpillar Abatement

Stanford University occasionally undertakes an abatement program to reduce the number of oak moth caterpillars and tussock moth caterpillars on campus. When these pests invade in excessive numbers, they damage oak trees and need to be washed out of the trees with the material described below.

More information about the project is included in these documents: