lead-based paint

EPA Lead Paint Inspections Faulted

EPA Lead Paint Inspections Faulted Special Counsel Orders Probe of Lead-Safe Renovations of Older Housing Washington, DC — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is endangering children’s health through sloppy enforcement of lead-safe home repair rules, according to...

Lead-Safe Repair Rules for Pre-1978 Buildings Enacted

Lead-Safe Repair Rules for Pre-1978 Buildings Enacted Long Overdue Step Closes Main Pathway to Childhood Lead Poisoning in the U.S. Washington, DC — In one of its most far-reaching public health initiatives, the Bush administration today adopted rules requiring that...

LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT SECURES LEAD-SAFE HOUSING RULES

Washington, DC — In a move with major public health impact, the Bush administration has promised to finalize rules requiring that repairs and renovations in pre-1978 housing and child-care facilities are done in a lead-safe manner, according to a legal...

EPA CELEBRATING LEAD POISONING PREVENTION WEEK RINGS HOLLOW

Washington, DC — For the past eleven years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has illegally delayed rules to close the main pathway for lead exposure in children, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Nevertheless, in an October...

EPA CLAIMS IMMUNITY FROM LEAD-SAFE HOUSING DUTY

Washington, DC — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to insulate itself from statutory requirements that it implement lead-safe housing rules that were due by law a decade ago. In a recent court filing, EPA claims that once six years have elapsed...