IT'S FEDERAL LAW!
THE RENOVATION, REPAIR AND PAINTING (RRP) RULE
If you are a Renovation Firm or Contractor, Training Provider, Property Manager, the General Public, or Member of the Press, you must know the following:
• Renovation firms must be certified under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) RRP Rule
• Individuals be trained in lead-safe work practices
• Training providers be accredited by EPA
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Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
The New Mexico Lead Poisoning Prevention Program collects blood lead level data and provides case management services to children and adults with elevated blood lead levels. In an effort to prevent lead poisoning and decrease elevated lead levels in exposed children, the program provides:
Lead exposure in children can cause behavioral and learning problems, hearing loss, and at very high levels, seizures, coma, and death. Adults with elevated lead levels are most often caused by occupational exposure. High lead levels can cause high blood pressure, reproductive problems, kidney damage, hearing loss, and neurological problems.
During case management, adults are warned about carrying lead dust home to their children and about the dangers of lead for an expectant mother and her unborn child. Developing fetuses and growing children are highly susceptible to lead’s toxic effects.