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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday announced settlement agreements with dozens of businesses found to have violated the agency’s regulations on lead exposure.
The regulations, enacted under the Toxic Substances Control Act, are meant to protect families who live in older houses from heightened lead exposure risks during renovations, which often stir up poisonous dust.
“Families deserve the peace of mind that home renovations occur without harming children,” said Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. “Businesses that play by the rules deserve to compete on a level playing field. EPA will continue to enforce the nation’s lead rules to protect the public from illegal and dangerous lead exposure.”
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