Monday, April 26, 2004

NYC new lead paint law to take effect in August

Lead poisoning causes harm to hundreds of children in New York City each year. A new law, to take effect in NYC in August, requires tougher standards for removal of lead paint, including dust. According to the New York Times, owners of building built before 1960 must identify all children under the age of 7 living inside their premises. The Bloomberg administration states that the law will be costly, requiring the city to pay an estimated $315 million dollars over the next four years to accommodate the new law.