EPA Takes Action Against Violators of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule

Release Date: 05/02/2013

Contact Information: Dale Kemery (news media only) Kemery.dale@epa.gov 202-564-7839 202-564-4355

The RRP rule protects homeowners and tenants from dangerous lead dust that can be left behind after common renovation, repair, and painting work. It requires that contractors and subcontractors be properly trained and certified, and use lead-safe work practices to ensure that lead dust is minimized. Lead exposure can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities to seizures and death, putting young children at the greatest risk because their nervous systems are still developing.

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