EPA Announces Steps To Combat Lead Poisoning

Law360, New York (August 26, 2009, 5:17 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced new initiatives to protect U.S. consumers from lead poisoning, which include proposed tougher restrictions on lead-based paint products.

The EPA said Wednesday it would take a series of steps to increase protections and raise awareness of lead-based products, which will also include a renewed effort to ban the use of lead in tire weights.

“As both EPA administrator and as a mother, my highest priority is protecting our children from environmental threats in the places where they live, play...
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