Lead Paint Archive

CDC lowers lead level threshold after budget cuts

October 2012 For 20 years, the official “level of concern” for lead poisoning was 10 micrograms per deciliter of blood. Recently, however, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) made a dramatic change, cutting the “level of concern” in half, down to 5 mi­crograms per deciliter (mcg/dL) of blood. “Level of concern” means the level [&hellip

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Expert slams Mass. lead paint law, praises Rhode Island law

Mass. law is outdated and misguided According to a highly qualified individual, Massachusetts has taken a stringent, high-cost approach to lead paint abatement, with the result that many landlords balk and refuse to comply with the law, likely leading to more poisoning. Meanwhile, Rhode Island has taken a milder, education-oriented approach, resulting in more compliance [&hellip

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No proof that interior lead paint causes poisoning

Researchers ignore lead in soil They gave us four studies to prove their point. Guess what! By Skip Schloming & Lenore Schloming Lead agency hands over studies We asked the experts on lead poisoning to prove us wrong. To prove it’s the paint, not the soil, that poisons children. Give us studies, we said. They [&hellip

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Why delead?

Even after all the work and the cost, you may have to delead again . . . and again . . . Forced to delead twice. Forced to use deleaders to paint. It doesn’t stop poisoning. It doesn’t educate tenants. Sometimes it poisons them. Now we learn that a deleading job can be worthless the [&hellip

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The Door Mat Study

No one talks about it. But why not? It could stop kids getting lead-poisoned The solutions are simple. It’s very simple. It’s very cheap. Just use door mats. Just take your shoes off at the door. Those two actions alone are known to cut household dust — and any poisoning lead in it — very [&hellip

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