Lead Paint Work in Illinois

Owners, developers and builders working in the renovation arena please note that the EPA’s new regulations on lead paint take effect on April 22, 2010.  The regulations are contained at Title 40, Part 745 of the Code of Federal Regulations.  The importance of this legislation and its impact on contractors is clear. However, it should also be …

Lead Paint

Lead poisoning, the No. 1 environmental illness of children, is caused primarily by lead-based paint in older homes. Illinois has higher rates of lead poisoning among its children than any other state in the nation. In 2008, more than 5,000 Illinois children were identified with elevated blood lead levels. The most common exposure to lead …