A Dirty Word

EPA certified lead-safe firm
Lead. Until it was outlawed in the US in 1978, lead-based paint was frequently used in homes and businesses. Exposure to lead-based paint has been shown to cause problems in growth and development, physical and intellectual, in young children. In homes built before 1978 it may be painted over or covered up, but it’s often still there. When a painter prepares a job, they need to sand or strip existing paint, and often this process kicks up old lead paint dust and chips. Federal law mandates...