Dust in the wind? New EPA regulations to sweep up lead levels in many structures

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced new dust-lead hazard standards and clearance levels, which regulate levels of lead dust on floors and windowsills. The standards proposed are significantly stronger than current ones and would result in reduced lead exposures for about 500,000 children under six per year.

Regulatory background

The Environmental Protection Agency administers a variety of lead-related standards to reduce exposure to lead in residential and occupational settings.

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