LEAD PAINT REMOVAL WITH CHEMICAL PAINT STRIPPERS
One of the safest and most effective ways to remove lead paint is to use a chemical paint stripper. The EPA certification programs do not ... Read On
TREATING LEAD DUST
There is no silver-lining to lead poisoning. In fact, it is theorized that widespread lead poisoning had a hand in the fall of the Roman Empire. ... Read On
DIY Lead Paint Treatment and Removal Can Cause More Problems Than It Solves
If you currently own or are purchasing an older home, you probably know all about the risks of lead-based paint. You know that homes built before 1978. ... Read On
HOW TO KNOW IF IT'S LEAD PAINT
Even if a home does contain lead-based paint, if the condition of the paint is in fairly good shape, meaning there's no obvious peeling or ... Read On
Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Starts October 23rd 2016 -- Are Your Kids at Risk?
The Philadelphia Inquirer posted a story on October 2nd about the dangers of lead paint in homes built before 1978. Kevin Brasler, for Delaware Valley Consumers' Checkbook warns ... Read On
EPA & State Lead-Safe Certified Contractors
Protect your family from lead paint by hiring a lead-safe certified company.
When hiring a contractor, ask to see their RRP lead-safe certification.
The RRP lead-safe certification is an EPA or state issued certificate showing that they have been trained to work around lead paint in a safe and professional manner. Certified contractors have been trained to minimize the disturbance of lead paint, and to contain any lead paint dust that might be disturbed while working. This results in keeping your family safe from exposure.
The Lead-Safe List features many of these EPA and State Lead-Safe Certified Firms in an easy to use directory. Start by choosing a state and select any county you are looking to hire from.
Featured Lead-Safe Contractors
EPA Lead Certification Requirements
Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions regarding the EPA lead certification process.
Locate an EPA accredited training provider.