The EPA has announced National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week for October 24-30th in order to raise awareness of the risks associated with childhood lead exposure. According to recent statistics,
Lead paint poisoning affects more than 1 million children today. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that nearly 250,000 children living in the United States have blood lead levels high enough to require public health intervention, based on data from a 2003–2004 national survey.
For general information see:
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Toolkit
EPA Lead FAQ
For further reading see:
Lead Renovation Repair & Painting Rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 21,692 (Apr. 22, 2008) (to be codified at 40 C.F.R. pt. 745).
Alan Kaminsky et al., The Lawyers Guide to Lead Paint, Asbestos, and Chinese Drywall (2010).
Montrece McNeill Ransom et al., Toward Eradication: How Law and Public Health Practices Can be Used to Prevent Childhood Lead Poisoning, 22 Tulane Envtl. L.J. 1 (2008).
John S. Gray et al., Negligence in the Air? Should Alternative Liability Theories Apply in Lead Paint Litigation, 25 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 147 (2008).
Peter G. Earle et al., Negligence in the Paint: The Case for Applying the Risk Contribution Doctrine to Lead Litigation- A Response to Gray & Faulk, 25 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 179 (2009).