EPA Issues New Rules to Contain Toxic Lead Paint

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Keeping the indoor climate cleaner and safer is the point of a new rule: The EPA will require contractors to take more steps to contain toxic lead paint.

When contractors work on older houses, or at child care centers and schools, they'll have to certify that their staff are trained to handle lead paint.

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