Thursday, September 30, 2010


Lead Based Paint

The federal government has new laws about lead based paint that went in to effect April 22nd of this year. The new rules govern who and how repairs are made to older homes that might have lead based paint present. If you have an apartment building built before 1978 then this rules effect all renovation work that you will do and some painting. You must use lead based paint certified contractors to do this work. The following web site have more information on why the law was passed and how it is to be implemented.

Personally I don't think it is fair that property owners have to cover the cost of lead based paint instead of the paint companies that new it was dangerous and continued to sell it anyway. Europe stopped selling lead based years before the US. My feeling aside this is something to pay attention to especially if you have small children of your own or rent to families with small children as they are the most susceptible to lead poisoning.

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