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October 6, 2023

Why the Impact of the New Lead Dust Limits Could Be Substantial

By Carlton Gordon and Partner ESI

Under the EPA’s proposed regulations, any detectable amount of lead dust found while conducting an assessment will be considered ‘hazardous’ and will require remediation.

By Carlton Gordon | October 06, 2023, on

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed regulations that strengthen the removal of lead-based paint/dust caused by renovations or general aging of existing building surfaces. The potential monetary implications for landlords, facility owners, and managers to remediate these properties could be substantial, but lead-based paint removal might also be the end of exorbitantly costly lawsuits, the ‘bad press’ associated with older facilities, and health issues suffered by those exposed to this health risk.

In this article from, Partner ESI’s Senior Project Manager for the Industrial Hygiene department, Carlton Gordon, discusses the impact of such a significant regulatory change. To learn more, read the full article.

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