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Breaking News: House Committee Votes to Stop EPA Lead Rule Enforcement Without Reliable Test Kit

There’s big news in the building industry today as Congress voted in favor of an NLBMDA-approved amendment that will stop EPA Lead Rule enforcement until a reliable test kit is found and approved. Right now, many test kits on the market are returning as high as 60 percent false positives, costing too many contractors and homeowners alike time and money. This will also help buy more time for many more contractors to get EPA Lead Safe certified. It’s still best to practice lead-safe procedures, but for now, the EPA will not be handing out any fines.

Read the official release from the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA).

“Red Means Lead” – LeadCheck For Drywall and Plaster

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LeadCheck of Natick, MA

LeadCheck of Natick, MA has just announced that the EPA has recognized them and their products indefinite recognition for compliance with the RRP law. In a few weeks, they will have this recognition for testing for plaster and drywall, a very important place to check for lead paint. In the meantime, please check out the new technique and instructions on how to test for lead paint using the LeadCheck kits. Remember, “Red Means Lead!”

Additionally, LeadCheck now has a call center with EPA RRP Lead Safe certified pros that can answer any questions about not only LeadCheck, but about the entire rule in general.  The number is: 1-800-262-LEAD

LeadCheck lead testing kits are sold at our National Lumber retail locations. Please call or check out your local store for details.


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