EPA Takes Action Against Violators of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule
Get the lead out! If you’re doing work on an older home or school building, be sure to follow lead-safe work practices. Contain the work area and keep kids and pets away. Minimize dust. And clean up thoroughly. Lead is harmful to adults and children, and common renovation jobs like sanding, cutting, or demolition can create lead dust and chips.
More information: http://epa.gov/lead/rrp
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