New lead paint certification
This upcoming April, the Environmental Protection Agency will be requiring any contractors who may disturb lead paint in homes, schools and child care facilities built before 1978 to be trained and accredited in proper lead safety techniques.
New lead laws in 2010
Beginning April 22, 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency will require any contractors who might disturb lead paint in homes, schools and child care facilities built before 1978 to be trained and accredited in proper lead safety techniques.
Lead safety feature in Angie's List magazine
Angie's List is continuing our campaign for lead safety awareness.
More lead safety in the news
A number of major outlets, including WBBM in Chicago and the LA Times are among news media outlets following issues related to the U.S. EPA's new lead paint rules. It's definitely news homeowners can use.
Just about any remodeling or home improvement project on a home built before 1978 has the potential to disturb lead paint and release dangerous lead dust into the air.
So before you hire, check out any contractor you hire to help you with your home to be sure he or she knows about lead paint dangers and has the proper certification.
Angie's List is working hard to encourage contractors to let us know of their certification so we can let members know. We're adding them as we learn about them. As you check reports on Angie's List look for that new EPA certification seal as you check out license status and other indicators of what separates good contractors from the rest of the pack.