EPA to remind Missouri remodelers about lead dust

Friday, July 24, 2009 | 10:38 a.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Environmental Protection Agency is sending Missouri remodelers reminders about a federal rule aimed at protecting children from exposure to lead dust.

The dust can be generated during renovations, repairs and painting projects and is harmful to children.

The EPA regional office in Kansas City, Kan., will send postcards this month to about 3,400 remodeling and painting contractors in Missouri, reminding them of the necessary training and certification.

The federal rule requires set standards for contractors and construction professionals who work in housing built before 1978 or in facilities occupied by children.


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