EPA Now Allows Less Lead Paint Dust in Older Buildings
The Centers for Disease Control has said that no level of lead exposure is considered safe for children and that about half a million children in the U.S. have levels of lead in their blood high enough to qualify as lead poisoning. Lead dust from chipped paint is the number one source of children’s exposure to lead.
The Trump administration, specifically EPA and HUD, have said that they aim to drastically reduce lead exposure through dust, water, and food. But the Obama administration also set goals to eliminate lead exposure by 2020 and experts say they have been warning about the risk of any lead exposure to children for decades and the government has been too slow to update the standards.
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