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EPA sets new lead dust standard

At a time when it is rolling back most environmental safety regulations, the Trump administration is tightening standards for lead dust on floors and window sills in homes and child-care centers.  The rule, announced June 21, is meant to reduce childhood exposure to lead, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says can cause damage to the brain and nervous system, growth delays, and other problems at any level of exposure.  Read more...



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