ERIC Number: ED438037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Lead in Your Home: A Parent's Reference Guide.
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Noting the health risks posed by lead exposure, especially for children under age 6, this guide provides U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommendations on how individuals can reduce the risk of lead exposure and prevent lead poisoning. These recommendations range from simple steps that can be done immediately to more rigorous procedures that can permanently rid a home of lead hazards. The book is divided into the following eight chapters: (1) "Lead in Your Home: A Parent's Guide"; (2) "Reducing the Risk of Lead in Your Home"; (3) "Protecting Your Children from Lead Poisoning"; (4) "What You Need To Know before Working on Your Home"; (5) "Remodeling and Renovation"; (6) "Interim Controls"; (7) "Abatement"; and (8) "Cleaning Up Lead Waste." Each chapter begins with quick tips that highlight important information detailed in the chapter. Four appendices include a list of hotlines, organizations and persons with further information on lead-related issues, as well as abatement guidelines for contractors. (SD)
Descriptors: Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Family Environment, Family Health, Hazardous Materials, Lead Poisoning, Parent Role, Parents, Prevention, Safety, Special Health Problems
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328 ($10).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.