EPA Beefs Up Lead-Paint Rules

Law360, New York (April 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Amid increased worries of lead poisoning, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has tightened lead-paint safety standards with new rules that contractors will be required to follow when renovating buildings that children frequently use.

Under the new rules, announced on Monday and set to go into effect in two years, contractors working on homes, schools and child-care facilities that were built before 1978 will have to follow new procedures to reduce the potential for exposure to hazardous levels of lead.

“While there has been a dramatic decrease...
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