Category Archives: Lead Paint

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
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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

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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 … Read More “Wellesley family fights mandated abatement”

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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 … Read More “Rarity of lead poisoning raises serious policy questions”

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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 … Read More “‘Irreversible, lifetime effects’ suggest lead is not the cause”

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