EPA faulted for not doing enough to protect kids against lead at home

lead poisoning, paint, new jersey environment

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – The Environmental Protection Agency’s office of inspector general yesterday faulted the federal agency for having an ineffective strategy to enforce removal of lead- based paints from homes, the major source of exposure to unsafe levels of lead among children across the nation.

Without an effective strategy for its so-called Renovation, Repair and Painting program, the EPA cannot determine whether its approach is achieving its intended purpose of protecting the public, particularly when it comes to housing and child-occupied facilities, an audit concluded …

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