Navigation Links
Child-friendly initiative For Lead-Based Paint Work: EPA, USA

UNITED STATES: Lead poisoning in children is a major health hazard. More-so when homes use lead-based paint. The EPA has taken a lead to reduce lead // poisonings in children, by suggesting new requirements to contractors and construction professionals. For a good many years, Lead, a highly toxic metal has been used as a component in paint. Lead is known to cause a spectrum of health problems ranging from cognitive impairment and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Frequent hand-to-mouth behavior among children below six years increases their risk of lead poisoning, as their developing nervous systems are highly vulnerable to lead's effects. One of the main purposes of the proposed regulation is to prevent the use of lead-based paints during renovation activities especially in areas where children under six reside. Lead-based paints affect, more than 1.1 million children under age six, EPA’s statistics states. A regulation is therefore imperative to ensure lead-safe practices are employed in renovation projects. EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson said, “Under President Bush's leadership, we are addressing one of the greatest environmental challenges facing our most vulnerable residents: childhood lead poisoning. Today’s action brings us one step closer to ensuring that our nation's children are safe and healthy.'' The EPA initiative stipulates appropriate training in lead-safe work practices, authorized certification for renovators and firms, appropriate accreditation for training providers and above all, guiding standards for renovators, renovation contractors, maintenance-workers, painters and others involved in this trade. The EPA initiative is to be undertaken in two stages- Stage one will include only renovations before 1978 in rental and owner-occupied housing where a child with an elevated blood lead level resides, in rental housing built before 1960, and owner-occupied housing built before 1960 where children under six reside. Stage two, to commence a year after stage one, would apply to renovations in stage one in addition to renovations in rental housing and owner-occupied housing, during 1960 and 1978, where children under six reside. The initiative includes education, training and an outreach campaign to spread awareness about lead-safe work practices. EPA is awaiting public response for 90 days after which the proposal will be published in the Federal Register.

Related medicine news :

1. New initiative launched to fight malaria by repelling mosquitoes
2. Pink Shawl Project is a unique initiative
3. Britain’s cancer initiatives leap forward with a miracle dru
4. Canada: A long way to go on HIV/AIDS initiatives
5. Direct the strengths of traditional healers into Anti-AIDS initiatives, says WHO
6. WHO takes initiative to fight corruption tainted medicine production-supply chain
7. Painters problem
8. UN Report Paints Alarming Picture Of Narcotics Scenario In NE
9. Traditional Indian Paintings - Popularized In South Africa
10. Traditional Indian Paintings - Popularized In South Africa
11. Scientists Develop Non-Toxic, Food Safe Paint
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/28/2015)... ... ... Safe storage for contraceptive devices may not always be easy to find. ... the other from Bradley Beach, New Jersey, there is an easy solution to the ... replace NuvaRings more often than necessary. As such, it affords peace of mind and ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... ... There is only one major question facing all law firms in the ... has not been an easy question to answer. Especially when the senior partners and ... don’t share the same discipline around working long hours. , In addition to ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... affecting the health care in America. As people age, more care is needed, ... costs are rising, and medical professionals are being overworked. The forgotten part of ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Lizzie’s Lice Pickers just announced a special promotion ... off of their purchase of lice treatment product. In addition, customers will receive a ... company spokesperson. “Finding lice is a sure way to ruin the holidays, so we ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Consistent with the Radiology ... Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs meeting will showcase some of the best ... at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with a pre-conference session on a collaborative ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... Países Bajos, November 26, 2015 ... fotodinámica de Bremachlorin para el cáncer avanzado.   ... con la terapia fotodinámica de Bremachlorin para el cáncer ... enfoque combina la inmunoterapia con la terapia fotodinámica de ... Clinical Cancer Research . --> Clinical Cancer ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... UTRECHT , Nederland, November 26, 2015 ... --> Een nieuwe aanpak combineert ... van gevorderde kanker. ... -->      (Photo: ... van het Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC) ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 3D bioprinting market is expected ... new report by Grand View Research Inc. Rising prevalence of ... kidney transplantation is expected to boost the market growth, as ... transplantation. --> 3D bioprinting market is expected ... new report by Grand View Research Inc. Rising prevalence of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: