EPA to Issue Lead-Safety Requirements

April 12, 2010

By Wendy Koch, USA Today

According to this article in USA Today, more than half of U.S. homes could soon be affected by a little-known federal rule to reduce lead exposure.

On April 22, the Environmental Protection Agency will begin requiring that contractors who work on pre-1978 homes be certified in lead-safe practices or face daily fines of up to $37,500.

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