Safe Lead Removal

Resolving lead problems will require either remediation or abatement processes.


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  • ”Lead Safe” approach (don't use a power sander)
  • Interventions that protect against exposure for less than 20 years
  • Low-cost
  • Can be DIY
  • First line of defense

EPA guidelines for remediation


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  • Full removal of lead from home
  • Performed by licensed contractors
  • Expensive
  • Home should be completely free of lead

EPA guidelines for abatement