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Oct. 22, 2012 4:16 p.m. |

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) Milwaukee chapter is raising awareness of the dangers of lead exposure by observing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week on Oct. 21-27, 2012.

New survey results of NARI National remodelers in June 2012 reveal a continued lack of homeowner awareness of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule, which requires certification and lead-safe work practices for any renovation, repair or painting projects that disturbs more than six square inches in homes and child care facilities built prior to 1978.

The recent LRRP data shows 74 percent of remodelers placed homeowners awareness levels of RRP and its requirements at either no awareness or poor awareness levels. In addition, 86 percent of remodelers reported no change of LRRP awareness in the past six months.

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