The primary cause of childhood lead poisoning is lead-based paint in homes and child-occupied facilities built prior to 1978. To reduce risks of childhood lead poisoning, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issues the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule. This rule requires property management companies, landlords, contractors, renovators, and painters to take safety measures when working with lead paint.
Home owners, tenants, and parents should understand the risks associated with lead to help ensure a healthy home environment. The Region 10 EPA invites you to participate in the lead awareness workshops to discuss the:
dangers of lead-based paint
history of lead-based paint
disclosure requirements for people selling or leasing housing that may contain lead paint
renovation, repair, and painting rule: certification requirements, work practice standards, and updates on regulations
There will be a demonstration of an X-ray fluorescence. Participants are encouraged to bring items of concern from home to be tested for lead (bright colored dishware, jewelry, toys, etc.).
Monday, Aug. 20, 2012
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
EPA Region 10 Offices
1200 Sixth Avenue
NPQS Rooms, 15th Floor