Low-cost household paint abatement to reduce children's blood lead levels.

The purpose was to examine the effectiveness of low-cost abatement on children's blood lead levels. Blood lead was analyzed before and after abatement in 37 homes of children under 7 years old with initial blood lead levels of 25-44 microgram/dL. Ninety-five percent of homes were built before 1950. Abatement methods used were wet-scraping and repainting… CONTINUE READING