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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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