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Poisoned by Paint, an Op-Ed Article

Thought this was worth sharing… (taken from The Record, written by Steve C. Gold). IT IS SUPPOSED to be a problem of the past – children poisoned by the lead in the paint in their homes. After all, the government banned lead-based paint from homes in 1978. But...
What’s a Carpet Beater Bar? (Lead RRP)

What’s a Carpet Beater Bar? (Lead RRP)

The EPA’s Lead RRP requires contractors to use a HEPA Filter Vacuum Cleaner equipped with a carpet beater bar when working in a carpeted work-area. So, one of the most common questions we’re getting in reference to the RRP is “what’s a carpet...

Great Question! DO EPA Lead Rules Apply to Homeowners?

From http://www.shawnmccadden.com/rrpedia/bid/38663/Do-EPA-RRP-lead-rules-apply-to-home-owners-who-do-their-own-work Question: We are located in a town where a majority of the homes are pre- 1940. How do the new lead rules apply to home owners who do their own work?...

Lead RRP : D-Day is Right Around the Corner

My google alerts for the Lead RRP have been OVERFLOWING with internet mentions of the upcoming EPA rule.  April 22nd is D-Day, and it seems contractors are scurrying to get certified and equip themselves with the proper tools to be in compliance.  Today, we (Nilfisk...

Be EPA Compliant with the New Lead RRP by April 2010

On April 22nd, the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule will go into effect. The new rule requires contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before...
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