Lead in Paint Articles

  • What Home Owners Need to Know About Lead Paint

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency enacted a new rule for professional contractors in April 2010 to help keep small children safer from the dangers of lead dust exposure. If you live in a home built before 1978 and you’re contemplating any work that will disturb more than six square feet of painted surfaces inside the home or 20 square feet on the exterior of the home – for ...


    By EnviroVantage

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    Environmental health practitioners, with the proper training and opportunity, can provide information and guidance for a number of healthy housing issues. In South Carolina, environmental health practitioners enter private homes for a limited number of reasons, usually for a lead-based paint issue. Environmental health practitioners in England visit private homes on a much more frequent basis, ...

  • Lead Paint: The EPA’s New Rule

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule, issued in 2008, was to take formal (enforceable) effect on April 22, 2010. However, due to difficulties with compliance, the EPA has extended this deadline to December 30, 2010. This rule mandates a number of specific practices for contractors to mitigate the health hazards associated with disturbance ...


  • Painting an ever-greener picture in car production

    The announcement earlier this year that BMW Group is investing a further £100 million to increase production at its Oxford plant is good news for those buyers who have been waiting around three months to get their hands on the steering wheel of the legendary new MINI. In the paint shop, this poses a special challenge – how do you reconcile the demands of more throughput, less maintenance downtime ...

  • Occupational exposures to lead-based paint in structural steel demolition and residential renovation work

    Occupational exposures to lead are characterised for a number of different lead-based paint abatement techniques in two work settings: residential renovation and structural steel demolition. Exposure levels reported during heavy structural steel demolition work involving acetylene torch cutting, welding, and abrasive blasting can be more than 100 times greater than the permissible exposure limit ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Lead safety for renovation - New EPA training requirements

    The Lead Based-Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RR&P) rule became effective June 23, 2008 and will be fully implemented on July 22, 2010. This rule is a federal regulatory program that applies to all renovations performed for compensation in target housing and child occupied facilities constructed before 1978. The RR&P rule includes pre-renovation requirements, as well as training, ...


    By The EI Group, Inc.

  • CPSC lead in products testing

    Recent changes to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) program on allowable levels of lead in products have prompted new rounds of testing. As a Manufacturer (or if you are anywhere in the Supply Chain for any product sold in the United States), you are responsible for monitoring and reporting the lead content in your product. There are threshold values of allowable lead in products as ...

  • Case Study: Point Vicente Lighthouse

    Ellis provided complete hazmat inspection services at this national landmark, and administered removal of identified lead paint and asbestos building materials during its renovation in ...

  • Case Study: Redondo Beach Power Plant

    Ellis administered the removal of damaged lead based paint and asbestos pipe insulation in this idled power plant prior to filming efforts by numerous local ...

  • Case Study: City of Torrance Pullman Car

    This Pullman Train Car, constructed in the early 1940’s, had deteriorated for years at a municipal storage lot. Ellis administered the removal of lead-based paint and asbestos panels in a way that allowed complete restoration of this local ...

  • The consumer product safety commission and nanotechnology

    During the fall of 2007, many Americans faced a hazard in their products that had been banned for 30 years—lead. As millions of children’s toys were recalled, it became clear that government oversight had failed, and that the agency primarily responsible for the oversight of these toys— the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)—was stretched too thin from years of neglect, underfunding and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New approaches for monitoring the marine environment: the case of antifouling paints

    Protection of ships hulls against biofouling has been a problem since man began sailing the seas. The most common protections are specially produced antifouling paints. These paints could be broadly classified in three main groups, or generations, depending on the technology applied: first generation copper-based, second generation organotin-based, and the new, third generation, organotin-free ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Protecting American children from lead-based paint hazards

    EPA is issuing a final rule under the authority of section 402(c)(3) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to address leadbased paint hazards created by renovation, repair, and painting activities that disturb lead-based paint in target housing and childoccupied facilities. ‘‘Target housing’’ is defined in TSCA section 401 as any housing constructed before 1978, except housing for the ...

  • Case study - Paint spray

    Problem A major automotive component supplier needed to control the emissions from its paint spray process. The plant emissions had characteristics common to many paint spray plants: high air flow, low volatile organic compound (VOC) concentration and particulate. The company needed an emission control solution that had low operating costs and that could also fit in their limited space. ...

  • Case study - Paint mixing

    Overview A company involved in the automotive aftermarket had a paint batch mixing and filling operation that used primers and fillers. They were faced with installing air pollution control equipment to handle the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by the solvents used in their processes. An independent consultant had determined that total exhaust volume from the facility was ...

  • Painting business green

    In the past ten years, environmental concerns have taken centre stage both in public perception and in business. Oliver Cann explores the growing call for change. Business, government and the environment - to say nothing of the media - have to coexist, but it is not always easy. Governments for their part signed up to the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 and agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to ...


  • Legal Lookout: EPA Proposes Lead-Based Paint Removal Requirements

    Untitled Document On Jan 10, 2006, EPA proposed extensive requirements to minimize the introduction of lead hazards resulting from the disturbance of lead-based paint during ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • LegalLookout: EPA Proposes Lead-Based Paint Removal Requirements

    On Jan 10, 2006, EPA proposed extensive requirements to minimize the introduction of lead hazards resulting from the disturbance of lead-based paint during renovation, repair and painting activities in most housing built before 1978.[1] The proposal supports the attainment of the federal government’s goal of eliminating childhood lead poisoning by 2010. Importantly for Pollution Engineering ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Lead in Paint and Soil in Karnataka and Gujarat, India

    Blood lead surveys in several areas of India have found very high percentages of children with elevated blood lead levels. Fifty-three percent of children under 12 years of age in a sevencity screening had blood lead levels equal to or greater than 10 μg/dL, the level currently considered elevated by the U.S.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A number of these surveys ...

  • Data Quality in Lead Dust Wipe Measurements

    Considerable investment has been made in studies to determine the usefulness of fieldportable XRF for the analysis of dust wipes on-site. With an estimated 38 million (40%) of housing units in the United States having Lead Based Paint ...

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