New EPA Guidelines

TALK wants to make sure that everyone in the community, especially contractors, property owners, homeowners, realtors, and childcare providers know that as of April 22, 2010 anyone paid to perform renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb paint in homes, childcare facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be EPA RRP certified and follow lead-safe work practice standards to prevent lead contamination. Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips which can be harmful to children and adults. This new law has the potential to significantly decrease childhood lead poisoning throughout the state. So beginning in April 2010, ask to see your contractor's certification!