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Lowes, Lead and Levies

Posted by Shivi Kakar

Aug 5, 2014 8:53:00 AM

The EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) was enacted in 2008 and became fully effective in 2010. The intended purpose of this rule is to protect children and any vulnerable individuals from exposure to lead dust during renovations. Lead-based paint was banned in 1978 after it was discovered that exposure to lead could cause a number of health problems, especially in young children, including behavioral disorders, learning disabilities, seizures, and even death.

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Topics: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), EPA ELead, Lowes RRP Rule, lead-safe

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