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On October 16, 2008, EPA substantially strengthened the national ambient air quality standards for lead. The revised standards will improve health protection for at-risk groups, especially children.

Read about the lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule. Lea acerca de la regla de la Remodelación, Reparación y Pintura a base de plomo.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued two lead safety podcasts. Click to download the recent CDC interviews: Is Your Child Safe from Lead Poisoning? and Renovate Right: Prevent Lead Poisoning in Children.

Fee Rule Proposal - On August 21, 2008, EPA issued a proposed rule to revise the existing fees for EPA's Lead-based Paint Activities regulations and to establish fees for the new Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting program.

NBC's Today show highlights dangers and precautions to be aware of when renovating older housing or child care facilities. Exit EPA Disclaimer

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Contact the National Lead Information Center (NLIC) at 1-800-424-LEAD (5323)

Why Do You Need to Be Concerned About Lead?

Lead is a toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes. Lead also can be emitted into the air from motor vehicles and industrial sources, and lead can enter drinking water from plumbing materials. Lead may cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and under are most at risk.

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