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Condo Living: Air Quality

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that Americans spend as much as 90% of their time indoors. Unfortunately, research also suggests that indoor air quality is up to 10 times more polluted than the air outside. In fact, the EPA currently ranks poor indoor air quality as one of top five public health threats.

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New Federal Lead Based Paint Rules

New Federal Lead Based Paint Rules
Houses/Units built before 1978 could contain the toxic metal

  • If your home or building was built before 1978, it likely falls under the new federal lead law, which applies if more than 6 square feet of lead paint is disturbed.  The HOA can decide to assume lead is present, or you our your contractor can test for lead with an EPA-approved lead test kit, available at most hardware stores.  Or you can hire a certified professional to do the test.  
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