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New EPA Lead Law

Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children. The EPA new law affects homeowners, property managers and landlords of homes built before 1978. The new federal law becomes effective this April 22, 2010. After this date federal law will require all contractors who are working in homes built before 1978 to be certified and to use lead-safe work practices. To become certified, renovation firms must submit an application and fee payment to EPA. As well they must have a Certified Renovator on-site during the work. The full context of the law can be viewed at http://epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm#contractors or by clicking the logo above.

J P Interiors, is happy to say that we are in full compliance of this new law. If you have any questions about it or suspect any problems with lead in your home please give us a call.

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