No one loves over-reaching ineffective regulation more than the EPA, and on April 22, , the EPA created a rule which officially went into effect April 22, , dealing with lead paint removal in pre buildings. This rule will affect you if you are a renovation contractor or homeowner in a pre building with a child living there under 6 years of age. We all know ingested lead paint or lead paint dust is a health hazard to young children, which is why it has not been used in homes for over 30 years. The CDC has not publicly posted EBLL results past , but if you perform an exponential regression analysis on the CDC data from the 10 years to , the elevated blood lead levels of children under 6 years of age projects out to be about 0.
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We respect your privacy. All email addresses you provide will be used just for sending this story. Old paint on the exterior of your home can be just as much a risk as old paint on the inside, if not more so. That's because lead concentrations can be higher in exterior paints.
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If you perform renovations, repairs, or painting RRP , that will disturb painted surfaces in pre housing or child-occupied facilities in Chicago or Illinois, you must be trained and certified as an EPA Lead Renovator. In order to avoid fines and properly work in older homes, you must also work for a company that is registered with the EPA as a Lead-Safe Certified Firm - this includes Sole Proprietors! Because Illinois is an EPA-run state, you will also be able to work in other such states including Indiana , Missouri , and Kentucky without any additional training or paperwork! However, should you wish to work in Iowa or Wisconsin there are other steps that need to be completed:. We also offer an Online Refresher course , which can be completed from the comfort of your own home!
Stripping lead paints is a tough and unpleasant job. Find out how to strip lead paint safely and effectively, learn the tools that you should and should not use, and discover some tricks to make this stripping job a little easier. We will focus on stripping old Victorian and Georgian doors particularly as this is one of the toughest paint stripping jobs there are. Don't want to do this job yourself? Let us help you find a tradesman local to you.