Guidance for Buying a Hazard-Free Home
This guidance has been prepared by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Acknowledgment is given to Orchard Environmental Consultants for the use of material in their Brookline Environmental Guidebook, March 1994.
If you are a homeowner considering placing your home on the market, or you are looking at properties to buy, this checklist will help you in your evaluation. You should allow a minimum of six months to complete work implied in the checklist. Information may change as we learn more about environmental and health risks.