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EPA has issued a final rule under the authority of Section 402(c)(3) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to address lead-based paint hazards created by renovation, repair, and painting activities that disturb lead-based paint in “target housing” (built before 1978) and “child-occupied facilities.” What is this EPA “Lead Rule?”
In young children, brain damage is associated with blood lead concentrations in the range of 5-10 micrograms per deciliter. As blood lead concentrations rise, IQ points fall. How Lead Affects Young Children
When a home is remodeled, paint layers are disturbed through sanding and cutting. Children are at risk for exposure of lead- based paint dust via hand-to-mouth contact How Remodeling Disturbs Lead
Renovation, repair and painting activities that disturb painted surfaces in “target housing,” or homes built before 1978. What does the rule cover?
It is likely. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, about two-thirds of homes built before 1940 and about half of homes built between 1940 and 1960 contain heavily-leaded paint. Lead-based paint was used in more than 38 million homes until it was banned for residential use in 1978. Just Being Built Pre-1978 Means There’s Lead in the Paint Layers?
Renovations must be performed by certified renovation firms using certified renovators and other workers that have received on-the-job training. Firm re-certification is required every 5 years. Who Is Qualified to Work on pre-1978 Homes?
Remodeling contractors must take an 8-hour accredited training course. Refresher training is required every 5 years. How Does a Contractor Become Certified?
Always ask to see your contractor’s certification How Do I Know My Contractor is Certified?
Your remodeling contractor will give you a copy of this brochure Newer version
You will be asked to sign a form that acknowledges you received the brochure Acknowledgement of Receipt
Your Contractor will keep the following records: Documents demonstrating compliance with the Rule. Signed brochure acknowledgment forms Documentation of proper work practices What Records Will be Kept?
Post Warning Signs in areas affected by lead paint dust Dust Control / Contain Work Area Clean up (project area and tools) What Are Those Work Practices?
Stay out of the work area until the contractor has completed cleaning. Keep children and pets out of the work area. Move all furnishings out of the room or a minimum of 8 feet away. How can I assist?
Will my contractor be testing for lead? Will I receive any documentation after the remodeling project is complete? Frequently asked questions
http://www.epa.gov/lead/ http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/ http://health.nih.gov/topic/LeadPoisoning For More Info on Lead Poisoning:
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