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Costs and benefits of new lead paint laws

New regulations designed to eliminate childhood lead poisoning go into effect on April 22. The change brings strict new requirements for building contractors, property owners, renovators and a host of others who work with lead paint. While health advocates call the regulations long overdue, some contractors say the cost to comply is way too high. As part of a collaboration with Northeast stations, New Hampshire Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports.  Go to full article

Lead Paint Rules, Too Little Too Late?

Some environmental issues are so old, they almost seem dead. One of those issues is lead paint. It got a lot of press in the 1970s, but even today there are nearly 300,000 kids with high lead levels. Now the US Environmental Protection Agency wants to protect children when older homes get a facelift. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Shawn Allee has this look.  Go to full article

Lead Poisoning Still Plagues Cities

It's been nearly a quarter of a century since the United States government banned the use of lead-based paint in homes. Yet, more than 800,000 young children still suffer from lead poisoning. In some parts of the nation, more than one in four children under the age of six have elevated lead levels in their bloodstream. The problem is especially pressing in communities with older housing stock. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Steve Edwards reports.  Go to full article

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