According to the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD), there has been a 97% decrease in childhood lead poisoning from the years 1992 to 2016. The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program works to reduce lead poisoning in Baltimore City through several outlets: primary prevention, lead testing, case management, advocacy, and aggressive enforcement of city laws. While the above statistic is promising, there are still many residences containing lead paint or lead paint products. Learn more about lead paint in Baltimore City, and what to do if you find lead paint in your home.
Schedule a Lead Paint Test
If you believe that there is lead paint on your property, it’s important to schedule an examination of your home. Young children are especially susceptible to the dangers of lead paint poisoning, so parents should ensure that their home is safe for their family. Homes built before 1978 are considered high-risk for containing lead paint. You may also need to have your children tested for lead poisoning.
Follow the EPA’s Safety Guidelines
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the best way to treat lead paint is to remove the part of the home that contains lead paint. The most common offenders are typically windowsills, but other parts of the home, such as walls, may also contain harmful lead paint. Contractors and property managers must comply with the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP). The rule states that firms performing renovation and repair projects must follow lead-safe work practices. Homeowners are required to hire EPA-certified contractors for projects such as interior painting and home remodeling.
Seek Legal Counsel
If you or members of your family were subject to dangerous lead paint exposure, you may be entitled to compensation. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Cardaro & Peek can review your case and advise you of your legal options. Whether you are a homeowner or live in a rental property, you deserve to be heard. Contractors facing noncompliance penalties from the EPA may also be entitled to legal counsel.
Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today
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