The United States government's Consumer Product Safety Commissionbanned lead paint in 1977. In an announcement dated September 2, 1977, "The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has culminated a major regulatory proceeding by issuing a final ban on lead-containing paint and on toys and furniture coated with such paint. This action was taken to reduce the risk of lead poisoning in children who may ingest paint chips or peelings."
If you think your home might have lead hazards, read on to learn about lead and some simple steps to protect your family at epa.gov.
Effective April 22, 2010, the US EPA now requires that all renovators who work in homes built pre-1978 and disturb more than six square-feet of lead paint be RRP certified.
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