EPA "gets the lead out" FINALLY

Submitted by Susan Miller on Tue, 04/01/2008 - 08:29.

New Requirements to Protect Children from Lead-Based Paint Hazards

More on Lead Hazards here in this article from Shelterforce for 1997 (That's right - 1997! How long does it take these guys at EPA to get with the freakin program!?!): Getting the Lead Out: Controlling Lead Paint Hazards in Housing

This is a step in the right direction. In Cleveland, unfortunately, our economy, our safety and education has already suffered tremendously. It's one thing when a child's home has lead hazards, but when the dirt on the playground at their school has been absorbing the lead spewed by paint manufacturers stacks for decades, its an even bigger problem.

I told my contractor to have a heads up about this years ago. Now here it is. I think that despite the fact that he does amazing work, he may be a bit dull after breathing all these toxic fumes for years...

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PD Suchetka picks up story

The Plain Dealer picked up and did a nice elaboration on local lead eradication efforts.