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Real Estate - August 19, 2011

Positively Green

Your health and lead paint: how they fit together

by Iris Harrell

A majority of homes on the Peninsula were built before 1978. Why does that matter? The new and enlarged Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lead-paint laws (Renovation, Repair and Painting or RRP Rule) have been in effect since April 2010, which require any home built in 1978 or earlier to have accredited, trained and certified Renovation, Repair or Painting contractors working on their homes when any remodeling or renovations occur for non-emergency work.

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Iris Harrell is CEO and president of Harrell Remodeling, Inc. in Mountain View (www.harrell-remodeling.com). She can be reached at 650-230-2900 or irish@harrell-remodeling.com.

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