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New Lead Paint Regulations - U.S.
April 22, 2010

This short video summarizes requirements of EPA’s Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program Rule, aimed at protecting against lead-based paint hazards associated with renovation, repair and painting activities. The rule requires workers to be trained to use lead-safe work practices and requires renovation firms to be EPA-ertified; these requirements will become effective April 22, 2010.


To view the full Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right EPA’s Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program, please click here.




Public Health Emergency in Libby, MT
June 17, 2009

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced the agency has determined that a public health emergency exists at the Libby asbestos site in northwest Montana. Over the past years, hundreds of asbestos-related disease cases have been documented in this small community, which covers the towns of Libby and Troy. The announcement was made June 17, 2009, at a joint press conference with Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and U.S. Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester.


To see the full video of this conference click here.
For more about EPA click here.




Radon gas at dangerous levels found in granite countertops
July 25, 2008

If you have granite countertops in your home, you might consider testing them for the amounts of radon gas they give off, experts say, due to the potential that those amounts are above levels considered safe.


For full article on CBS.com, click here.

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