New Rule Establishes Requirements to Protect Children During Renovation, Repair and Painting Activities that Disturb Lead-Based Paint
On March 31, 2008, to better protect children from lead-based paint hazards, EPA issued a new rule for home improvement contractors and maintenance professionals who renovate or repair pre-1978 housing, child care facilities or schools. The rule requires that by April 2010 [...]
Did you know that it only takes 10 micrograms of lead to harm a small child? Let’s put that into perspective. Using a penny as a comparison point. One penny weighs only 2.577 grams. That means that 250,000 children could be damaged by a single penny’s mass of lead if spread equally.
On April 22nd 2010, [...]