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RECORD NUMBER: 638 OF 3684
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Distributions of soil lead in the nation's housing stock.|
|CORP Author||Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pollution, Prevention, and Toxics.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics,|
|Report Number||EPA/747/R-96/003; EPA-68-D3-0011|
|Subjects||Soils--Lead content--United States. ; Soils--Lead content--United States--Statistics. ; Lead--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Housing and health--United States.|
|Additional Subjects||Soil contamination ; Lead(Metal) ; Paints ; Housing ; United States ; Distributions ; Statistics ; Models ; Measurements ; Concentrations ; National Survey of Lead-Based Paint|
|Collation||60 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm|
In the National Survey of Lead-Based Paint in Housing, conducted by EPA and HUD, lead measurements were collected on exterior soil, interior house dust, and in interior and exterior paint for each sampled dwelling unit. In addition, the dwelling unit's age, Census region, and degree of urbanization were obtained. This report presents findings from the National Survey on the prevalence and concentrations of lead in soil in private and public housing units in the United States. These findings include national estimates of the number of private housing units with various soil lead concentrations and average soil lead concentrations by building age, Census region, and degree of urbanization. The report also summarizes the statistical associations between soil lead concentrations and building age, degree of urbanization, Census region, and the presence and condition of lead-based paint. An analysis of covariance model was used to identify possible predictors of lead in soil. The age of the dwelling unit was the predominate predictor of soil lead. Other statistically significant predictors of soil lead included the dwelling unit's Census region, the dwelling units' average lead paint levels, and local automobile emissions.
Prepared by Westat, Inc. "Prepared for Technical Programs Branch, Chemical Management Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency." "May, 1996." Includes bibliographical references (page 47). Sponsored by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. Microfiche.