New Regulations For Old Paint
May 11, 2011
If you’re old enough to remember the 1970s, you remember the images: An urban setting, in what is likely an old tenement building. A toddler plays near the windowsill as the camera pulls in tight, revealing cracked and peeling paint. The toddler crawls into the frame, holding himself up by the lip of the sill. He stands peering out the window, releases the grip of one hand, and tugs the corner of a paint flake until it is free. After a brief glance at the flake in his fingers, he pokes it into his mouth. From the West Virginia Observer.