The recently implemented lead remediation rules are a fact of life for the entire remodeling industry. All remodeling contractors must be trained and certified in lead safe practices and incorporate them on any renovation jobs performed on homes built prior to 1978. It is of great importance that homeowners understand the risks and actions that need to be taken if they own a home constructed prior to 1978.
The EPA has made this week the National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. There is some great information on lead and its detrimental effect on children at this web site http://epa.gov/lead/pubs/lppw2010.htm. I urge all homeowners to go here to learn more about lead poisoning and its effects, especially on children.
Even though we are urging the EPA to reinstate the Opt out clause that was eliminated earlier this year, the lead safe practices are in effect at this time for all homes constructed prior to 1978.
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