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|Main Title||Lead in your home : a parent's reference guide.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances,|
|Report Number||EPA 747-B-99-003|
|Subjects||Lead--Environmental aspects--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Lead--Toxicology--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Lead poisoning--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc|
|Additional Subjects||Lead compounds ; Safety ; US EPA ; Guidelines ; Hazardous materials ; Poisoning ; Health risks ; Hazards ; Children ; Families ; Reference guide|
|Collation||iii, 70 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.|
The US EPA has developed Lead in Your Home: A Parent Reference Guide, a guidebook on how to reduce the risk of lead exposure and prevent lead poisoning, ranging from simple steps to more rigorous procedures. The guidebook aims to heighten awareness about lead poisoning by taking the first step in keeping the family safe from its hazards.
Cover title. Shipping list no.: 2001-0012-P. G.P.O. sales statement incorrect in publication. "May 1999." "EPA 747-B-99-003."
Lead in you home: A parent's guide -- How lead has commonly been used -- Finding lead hazards in your home -- Other sources of lead hazards -- Health effects of lead -- Lead poisoning prevention -- Reducing the risk of lead in your home: Testing for lead -- How to reduce your family's risk of lead poisoning -- Routine cleaning and maintenance -- Rules for sellers, landlords, and renovators -- Protecting your children from lead poisoning: Building good habits and safe surroundings -- Testing you and your family for lead poisoning -- Choosing a child-care provider -- What your children need to know -- What you need to know before working on your home: Equipment -- How to work safely -- Remodeling and renovation: Replacing or working on windows -- Preparing surfaces for new paint or wallpaper -- Removing or replacing carpeting -- Performing duct and plumbing work -- Performing minor repairs -- Working on the exterior of your home -- Interim controls: Safe management of lead-based paint in your home -- Removing dust -- Repainting lead-painted surfaces -- Repairing friction and impact surfaces -- Preventing access to soil hazards -- Abatement: Lead abatement: What it is, who should do it -- Replacement -- Enclosure -- Encapsulation -- Paint removal -- Soil abatement -- Help from a risk assessor or a contractor -- Cleaning up lead waste: Daily cleanup -- Personal cleanup -- Final cleanup -- Appendixes: For more information -- State lead program contacts -- EPA regional lead contacts -- Abatement guidelines for your contractor.