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EPA Proposes Lowering Dust-Lead Hazard Standards

EPA Proposes Lowering Dust-Lead Hazard Standards

On June 22, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposal to lower the dust-lead hazard standards for public comment.  The new proposed standards come in response to increased concerns of how little lead exposure is required to negatively impact the health of...

Why Lead-Based Paint Still Matters And What You Can Do

Why Lead-Based Paint Still Matters And What You Can Do

While lead poisoning can occur as a result of exposure to everyday items (soil, toys, batteries, water, etc.), the primary source for lead in America remains lead-based paint. Poisoning can occur quickly, within hours, when significant levels of dust are created during home renovations....

EPA Updates Lead Disclosure Booklet to Address Lead in Water

EPA Updates Lead Disclosure Booklet to Address Lead in Water

Last year, the EPA updated its "Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home" booklet to improve information on lead hazards faced by homeowners and tenants. Changes include more in-depth information on lead in drinking water and de-emphasis on paint, dust and soil as the most common...

US Court Rules the EPA Must Update Lead-Based Paint Regulations

US Court Rules the EPA Must Update Lead-Based Paint Regulations

On December 27, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must issue a proposed rule within ninety days to update lead-based paint and lead-dust hazard standards. Additionally, the court ruled the EPA must promulgate...

Grant Programs Receive Updated Lead Guidance from HUD

In July of 2012, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the second edition of the “Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing.” Anyone who printed the new Risk Assessment forms off the HUD Website knows this was a long...