HUD Proposes Changes to Lead-Based Paint Regulations

HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes recently proposed amendments to lower the definition of “elevated blood lead levels” in young children to match the revised definition of “elevated blood lead levels” established by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). HUD’s proposed new reference level for lead in a young child’s blood would be lowered from 20 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood (µg/dL) to 5, and continue to be aligned with CDC recommendations in the future. 

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