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Instructor: John Henderson
Module 1 - Lead Based Paint Disclosure
Lead is considered to be a harmful environmental pollutant. Years ago, it was used as an ingredient in paint because of it’s durability. Studies in the early 1900’s concluded the lead additive caused several health concerns. By the mid-1900’s, most paint manufacturers had stopped using it as an ingredient. The U.S. Congress banned the use of lead-based paint for residential applications in 1971. By 1978, the Consumer Product Safety Commission implemented rules that we still abide by today. While the use of lead in paint had stopped decades earlier, it was decided to use the year 1978 – when regulations began – as the dividing year to disclose to consumers the possibility of the presence of lead-based paint.