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Guidelines for Cost-Effective Lead Paint Abatement

Release Date: 
January 1979 (100)
Posted Date:   
February 7, 2012

Public and private concern about the potential for lead poisoning in children due to the ingestion of lead-based paint chips has resulted in a Federally sponsored program to develop technologies by which the lead-based paint hazard may be eliminated from the nation's housing. Through this program lead-based paint abatement techniques were tested in field deleading operations conducted in Boston, Massachusetts. The major focus of the program was on the collection of data on the direct costs of labor,materials and special equipment associated with these abatement techniques. Data were also collected on contractor's bids so that markup ratios could be calculated .

This report is part of the collection of scanned historical documents available to the public.