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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,
Year Published 1999
Report Number EPA 747-B-99-003
Stock Number PB2001-100789
OCLC Number 43167200
ISBN 0160495806 (pbk.)
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
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 747-B-99-003 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/27/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 747-B-99-003 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 747-B-99-003 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
ELBD  EPA 747-B-99-003 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/03/2014
NTIS  PB2001-100789 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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."
Contents Notes
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.