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How much old paint is lead paint?

By on November 2, 2014 in How We Stay Safe, Lead Paint with 0 Comments
How much old paint is lead paint?

You go out to estimate a repaint on an older home, you learn that the home was built before 1977, and then, Oh No! The four letter word: “L-E-A-D!” The homeowner tells you that the home has been repainted several times since they have owned it, so there can’t be anymore lead on the house. […]

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EPA Certified Painters, What To Lead Test (Part Two)

By on May 19, 2012 in Lead Paint with 3 Comments
EPA Certified Painters, What To Lead Test (Part Two)

Sometime ago, I wrote a blog about what to test and what would be considered an integrated whole.  It seems now, that the EPA RRP FAQ have put the controversy to rest. Question: I’m a certified renovator using an EPA-recognized lead test kit to determine whether or not I have to follow the Renovation Repair […]

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Lead Poisoning Moved To 5μg/dL

By on May 16, 2012 in Lead Paint with 1 Comment
Lead Poisoning Moved To 5μg/dL

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today, agreed with the Advisory Committee for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention (ACCLPP) to move the line for the lead poisoning of children from 10μg/dL to 5μg/dL.  μg/dL stands for micro-grams per deciliter, which is a measurement used for blood levels. The CDC also agreed that the term “level of concern” […]

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Taking Your Work Home With You

By on April 29, 2012 in Lead Paint with 12 Comments
Taking Your Work Home With You

I’m in the middle of a Elevated Blood Lead Investigation.  This is where I try and find the source or sources that caused the lead poisoning of a child.  One suspect is a painter who transferred lead dust from his clothes to the family car and then that dust was transferred to his wife’s clothing and […]

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Lead Hazards, Legal But Liable

By on February 12, 2012 in Lead Paint with 2 Comments
Lead Hazards, Legal But Liable

While not a topic everyone wants to hear, it is an important subject if you have concerns with risk management.  Each month, 100,000 to 200,000 people are learning about the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule.  This is primarily from Lead Safe Certified Firms giving estimates and explaining the dangers of lead based paint. Unfortunately, with […]

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Dean Lovvorn – Lead Based Paint Consultant

By on July 25, 2011 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Dean Lovvorn – Lead Based Paint Consultant

For many years, I ran my own firm as a general contractor doing residential remodeling in the Dallas, Texas area.  Later on, I began to specialize in bathroom remodeling and published a few articles on that subject.  I grew my firm to where we were doing 3 remodels at one time and I was very […]

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EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule: Painting Contractor’s Overview

By on June 28, 2011 in Lead Paint with 2 Comments
EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule: Painting Contractor’s Overview

Some states have taken over the RRP and you will need to handle everything through them.  As the years go by, more and more states will probably take over RRP.  Please check with your state first. Brief Overview As you are probably aware, on April 22, 2010 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 40 CFR […]

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Protecting Yourself and Your Family

By on June 24, 2011 in Lead Paint with 2 Comments
Protecting Yourself and Your Family

Like all construction workers, painters can be a hard nose tough group of people.  In fact, many times we wear the description as a badge of honor.  Sometimes, there is nothing worse than talking with a “suit” (white collar worker) and listening to him explain how he wants the painting to be done.  Painters are […]

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Size Matters!

By on June 22, 2011 in Lead Paint with 0 Comments
Size Matters!

A little play on words, but it got your attention. Like many things in life, size matters.  However, when it comes to lead based paint (LBP) hazards … a smaller size is more impressive and more damaging. To illustrate this point, take a 1/16 ounce small lead fishing weight.  Pop it in your mouth and […]

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Lead Based Paint, where it’s found.

By on June 19, 2011 in Lead Paint with 1 Comment
Lead Based Paint, where it’s found.

  Many people wrongly assume that if a home was painted with lead based paint (LBP), it can be found throughout the house.  Surprisingly, this is a wrong assumption.  LBP was considered a premium paint that came with a higher cost.  It was used on surfaces that needed the durability that can be found by […]

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