How is the EPA Region 3 Lead Paint Program Attacking Childhood Lead Poisoning?
EPA Region 3 does the following activities to combat childhood lead poisoning:
- Supports each Region 3 State in addressing childhood lead poisoning by giving Grants and approving Lead worker, inspector, risk assessor and project designer training & certification requirements in each State
- Provides assistance to targeted Region 3 Communities
- Enforces federal/State lead laws
Characterizes the risk of lead poisoning in the Region
Supports development of national policy, regulations, research and programs to address childhood lead poisoning
Assists the public in complying with federal/State lead laws
To speak to a Technical Specialist in the National Lead Hotline call 1800-424-LEAD
EPA Headquarters (EPA) Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) - identifies and regulates sources of lead exposure in consumer products Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Sets standards for evaluation and management of lead in federally assisted housing, and promotes efforts to reduce lead hazards in privately owned housing. In addition, provides grants to communities to reduce lead hazards in housing.