Lead Paint Still a Problem in NYC: The EPA’s New Rule

In 1978, the ban on lead paint was instituted largely due to health concerns regarding lead poisoning in children. Despite the ban, lead paint is still a prevalent problem existing in many housing units and child-care facilities through New York City. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lead paint still remains in […]

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Lead-Based Paint Is The Leading Cause of Lead Poisoning

Lead is a known toxin that contains a heavy metal and was commonly used to speed up the drying process in paint. Lead paint was banned in the United States in 1978 due to the health dangers it poses. Exposure to lead poisoning is extremely dangerous, even in small amounts. Who is at Risk? Children […]

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Garden Hoses: Another Source of Dangerous Lead

A drink from the garden hose, a run through the sprinkler on a hot day, a wading pool full of cool clear water-these are some of the great joys of childhood. But is the water that’s coming through the garden hose safe? Recent studies have found that many garden hoses contain unsafe levels of lead […]

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Committee Recommends CDC Diagnose Lead Poisoning at Lower Blood Levels

An advisory committee to a key federal government health agency recently recommended lowering the level of lead needed in a child’s blood to attach a medical diagnosis of “lead poisoning.” If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adopts its committee’s nonbinding recommendation, the official diagnosis would attach at a blood lead level of 5 […]

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New York City Lead Paint Remediation

Legal Removal of Hazardous Lead Handling Injury Cases Resulting from Exposure to Toxic Substances Since 1981 Similar to laws governing the handling and removal of asbestos, New York City laws pertaining to lead exposure require the safe removal of lead when lead threatens the safety of building inhabitants and in other circumstances. For instance, local […]

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