In several settlements, EPA reduced the penalty further under pilot penalty programs for very small lead-based paint
Consider industry practices in commercial buildings that have further reduced the risk of exposure to lead hazards, as the use of lead-based paint
has been dramatically limited since 1978.
In Minnesota, legislators passed a law in 2010 that requires contractors to prove they have certified workers trained to deal with lead-based paint
before receiving permits.
IREM legislative staff will continue to monitor the lead-based paint
issue and report back when necessary.
Leading international paint company, Berger Paints, has launched an aggressive campaign across the GCC to alert residents in the region about the harmful health effects of lead-based paints
, highlighting their toxicity.
In each of the three municipalities, at least one sample of lead-based paint
was found in most public playgrounds studied, ranging from 95% of parks in Johannesburg to all parks in Tshwane.
There is a special paint called encapsulant that is designed to cover lead-based paint
on walls, siding, trim and ceilings.
and three territories--to increase public awareness of lead-based paint
hazards and to train renovation and remodeling contractors (including painting contractors) to safely work with old, lead-based paint
Under terms of the settlement, the Morins agreed to enclose exterior, multilevel decks presumed to be finished with lead-based paint
at the five properties.
They also stated that paint is not the only form of lead poisoning, and that the state did not prove a solid link between the lead-based paint
and the children who have suffered lead poisoning.
A Wisconsin court of appeals has reinstated a lawsuit brought by the city of Milwaukee against two paint manufacturers, seeking reimbursement for the costs of removing lead-based paint
from residents' homes.
These promising results could lead to a better comfort zone for C&D recyclers handling concrete that contains lead-based paint
(LBP), preventing such paint-coated concrete from going to a landfill.