Lead paint still a major hazard in older buildings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued another warning about the dangers of lead paint, saying that around 90% of homes built prior to 1940 probably affected by the problem. And it said that the majority of homes built before 1978 are probably at risk too, because it was only banned in that year. It’s

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HUD moves to tackle lead paint hazards with $330M in grants

The Department of Housing and Urban Development wants to help clean up health hazards such as lead-based paint in low-income housing, and is allocating $330 million in grants to facilitate such projects. The grants will be made available via the HUD’s Lead Hazard Reduction and Healthy Homes Production for Tribal Housing programs, it said. “Your

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