EPA Lead-Free Certified Firm
The Federal law creating the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP) was passed in 2008. The Rule actually went into effect on April 22, 2010 and was recently updated on July 15, 2011. (40 CFR 745.80, Subpart E)
Why is the RRP Rule important?
When lead paint is sanded or scraped or disturbed, microscopic particles of the metal mingle with the dust that is created. That "lead-containing" dust is what can seriously impact people's health, especially children and pregnant women.
Lead causes a long list of problems, including learning and behavioral problems, kidney disease, high blood pressure, miscarriage and birth defects. Lead can even cause depression and aggressive behavior. Experts say lead poisoning doubles the number of children in special education classes. Studies show it plays a major role in crime rates. Any amount of lead is bad for you. There is no safe level.
We are Certified Renovation company now by EPA. EPA runs the lead renovation, repair and painting (RRP) lic #R-I-118317-12-0183