Lead paint

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Lead paint

Usually associated with oil-based paint, or those containing white lead. It is now considered a long-term health hazard, and must be removed if found among habitable spaces.
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lead paint

Any paint containing white lead.
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Barriers remain at properties highly contaminated with asbestos, PCBs or even lead-based paint, but Colangelo said contractors who can offer developers the full range of services, including abatement, remediation and demolition, are well positioned to be involved in the brownfields boom.
Barriers remain at properties highly contaminated with asbestos, PCBs or even lead-based paint, but Colangelo said contractors who can offer developers the full range of services including abatement, remediation and demolition are well positioned to be involved in the brownfields boom.
They also testified in favor of the Federal Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act in 1971 and thereafter supported the eventual ban of lead in consumer paints by the Consumer Product Safety Commission in 1978 under this law.