Lead Paint Archive

Lead Conference: Abatement Is Dying

Even tenant-friendly specialists say it   Lead paint abatement as a national agenda is terminally ill. There is a shortage of deleading contractors. Fewer people are choosing to be deleaders and inspectors. OSHA’s lead regs are so onerous that remodelers ignore them. Lead lawsuits are going down, and more landlords are winning. Public housing bureaucrats [&hellip

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National policy changes end “lead poisoning” era

American Council on Science and Health: Lead poisoning is “not a widespreadpublic health threat.”   U.S. Center for Disease Control: End universal screening of children for lead poisoning.   U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: No lead paint needs to be abated unless it “is in poor condition.” But some states, including Massachusetts, still plug the old [&hellip

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Wellesley family fights mandated abatement

Fears exposure of children to dust from deleading Our state’s mindless lead paint law finally hit middle-class, single-family homeowners, a family whose single-handed opposition to the state’s lead paint bureaucracy – the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) – was recently broadcast in the Boston-area media for all to hear. Charles and Jane Ellis know [&hellip

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Rarity of lead poisoning raises serious policy questions

‘Public health triumph’ produced very low lead levels Over there is a giant haystack with a needle somewhere in it. But over here is a small haystack with not only one needle, but a dozen needles in it. Which haystack do you pick to put the effort into finding as many needles as possible? The answer [&hellip

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‘Irreversible, lifetime effects’ suggest lead is not the cause

The latest mantra from lead poisoning advocates is that “no level of lead in the blood is safe” and that even small amounts of lead can cause “irreversible, lifetime damage.” These statements, however, are disputed by some scientists, including those at the American Council on Science and Health. After lead was removed from gasoline about [&hellip

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