Renovation Repair Painting Program Rule. Jim Copeland Compliance Officer Healthy Homes Section Phone: (517) 241-6486 Fax: (517) 335-8800 firstname.lastname@example.org. Renovation Repair Painting Program Rule . 40 CFR Part 745 Subpart E (Residential Property Renovation) (epa.gov/lead).
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Healthy Homes Section
Phone: (517) 241-6486
Fax: (517) 335-8800
40 CFR Part 745
(Residential Property Renovation)
US medical authorities diagnose childhood lead poisoning
France, Belgium, and Austria ban “white-lead” interior paint
Pediatric lead-paint poisoning death from eating crib paint is described
League of Nations bans white-lead interior paint; US declines to adopt
Czechoslovakia bans lead-based paint
Great Britain and Sweden ban white-lead interior paint
Poland bans white-lead interior paint
Cuba bans lead paint
Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act passed
USA bans lead-based paint for residential use; CPSC limits lead content to 0.06%
CDC SURVEY CONDUCTED FROM 2001-2004 SHOWED 250,000 KIDS AGES 1-5 HAD BLOOD LEAD LEVELS OF 10 MG/DL OR HIGHER…..DOWN FROM 4.7 MILLION CHILDREN IN 1978!!
The Cincinnati Lead Study
Cecil KM, Brubaker CJ, Adler CM, Dietrich KN, Altaye M, et al. (2008) Decreased brain volume in adults with childhood lead exposure. PLoS Med 5(5): e112. doi:10.1371/ journal.pmed.0050112
Abatement vs. Renovation
Plastic on floors and over registers, furniture etc
Flaps to cover doorways
Minimize the Dust
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) vacuum cleaner (a special vacuum cleaner that can remove very small particles from floors, window sills, and carpets) If purchasing a HEPA vac be sure it meets ASTM standard F1977 or EN standard 1822 or it states unit is a “sealed” unit. HEPA vacs need stronger motors, many vacs say they are HEPA but do not meet EPA regs!!
- open flame burning or torching
- machines that remove paint by high speed operation – power washing
- heat gun above 1100 degrees
- dry sanding or dry scraping
- paint stripping in poorly ventilated areas or using prohibited strippers