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EPA Press Announcements: EPA Press Announcements: July 2010 July 6, 2010 – A rule that takes effect today will increase protections against lead-paint poisoning by eliminating the ability of owner-occupants of older housing to "opt-out" of having their contractors follow lead-safe work practices. July 2, 2010 -- EPA announced that it will extend the comment period for its proposed Lead Clearance rule until August 6. Under this proposal, renovation firms would have to perform dust wipe testing after certain renovations and provide the results of the testing to the owners and occupants of the building . June 18, 2010 -- EPA is providing renovation firms and workers additional time to obtain necessary training and certifications to comply with its new lead rules.
When you are dealing with buildings painted prior to 1978 the lead paint can harm you if you ingest paint chips and dust from deteriorating paint.
Soil may have lead that may be harmful if the soil catches paint from the building structures.
Drinking water may have lead in it if your house was plumbed with lead pipes, the utility line connected to your house. It is important not to boil the lead as this actually increases the lead content in the water.
If you touch an object with lead paint and it covered with lead paint dust be sure to wash your hands immediately. Otherwise if you put in your mouth you are ingesting lead.
Taking paint chips from the ground or home/building and eating them
If there is dust around the home due to remodeling and you or child inhales you are ingesting lead.
Effects of Lead Paint Children if there are high levels of lead which are not addressed early
Damage to body (including slower growth), nervous, and brain system
Behavior and learning disorders
Reproduction activity in men and women
Pain to the muscle and joints
High blood pressure and hypertension
What to Wear During Abatement?
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
• disposable gloves • goggles • HEPA respirator • shoe covers or booties • disposable coverall. All workers must use masks or respirators that are approved by the federal government for lead paint abatement (HEPA mask). Do not eat, drink, smoke, chew gum, or chew tobacco in the work area. Wash face and hands, and change clothing every time the work area is exited and before eating. Always wash work clothing separately from family laundry.
What to Wear ?
Lead Paint Remains a Problem in Detroit's Housing Stock Podcast: Lead Paint Remains a Problem in Detroit's Housing Stock Posted by Madison Gray Friday, July 16, 2010 at 5:37 pm 1 Comment • Related Topics: Detroit, Urban Affairs, housing , children, lead paint Most of Detroit's housing is older than 30 years old and that means much of it still has lead paint on walls and in windows. Read more: http://detroit.blogs.time.com/2010/07/16/podcast-lead-paint-remains-a-problem-in-detroits-housing-stock/#ixzz0u4zC4NcV
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Historical renovation/preservation Lead abatement/ encapsulation with the ENCAP Systems products preserved a historical building appearance while abating the lead base paint and asbestos wall cladding.
Lead Paint This is an example of paint that must be removed prior to the application of the ENCAP Lead abatement encapsulation system. The balance is left to be encapsulated by the product.
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Before Lead Paint Encapsulation
After with ENCAP Seal encapsulated using a hopper spray gun in order to preserve the historical features.
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