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EPA Lead

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Why Be Concerned About Lead?

Lead is a toxic metallic element that was used for many years in products ascertained in and around our homes. Lead also can be breathed into the air from industrial sources and motor vehicles, and lead can get in drinking water from plumbing materials. Lead may drive a range of health consequences, from behavioral troubles and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children 6 years old and under are nearly at risk.

Most Common Sources of Lead Poisoning:

  • Lead contaminated dust
  • Deteriorating lead-based paint
  • Lead contaminated residential soil

Lead; Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Program

EPA is bringing out a final rule under the federal agency of section 402(c)(3) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to deal lead-based paint hazards produced by renovation, repair, and painting natural process that disturb lead-based paint in child-occupied facilities and target housing. “Target housing” is outlined in TSCA section 401 as any housing built before 1978, except housing for the aged or handicaps persons (unless any child under age six lives or is anticipated to live in such housing) or any 0-bedroom dwelling.

Under this EPA rule, a child-occupied facility is a construction, or a component part of a building, constructed prior to 1978, visited on a regular basis by the same child, under 6 years of age, on at least 2 different days within any week, catered that each day’s visit lasts at least 3 hours and the merged weekly visits last at least 6 hours, and the conjunct yearly visits last at least 60 hours. Child-occupied facilities possibly situated in public or commercial constructions or in target housing. This EPA rule establishes necessaries for other renovation workers, training renovators, and dust sampling technicians; for dust sampling technicians, certifying renovators, and renovation firms; for dust sampling technician training; for renovation work practices and accrediting providers of renovation; and for record keeping. Interested States, and Territories may apply for and receive authorization to administer and enforce all of the components of these new EPA renovation requirements.

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EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting,
Final Rule, 40 CFR 745 – EPA Lead

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