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State Lead Paint Abatement Tool
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Health
Lead Abatement and Certification Program
Lead poisoning, the No. 1 environmental illness of children, is caused primarily by lead-based paint in older homes. In Illinois, approximately 25,000 children per year are identified with elevated blood lead levels. Division staff in the Environmental Lead Program inspect the dwellings of children who exhibit elevated blood lead levels. Homes with hazardous lead-based paint conditions are required to be mitigated by rendering the lead-based paint safe, removing the paint or removing the component that is coated with lead-based paint. The division also licenses lead paint inspectors, lead risk assessors, lead abatement contractors, lead supervisors and lead workers. The division also approves lead training courses for individuals.
Lead Abatement and Certification Regulations
Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right EPA's Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program. EPA published this document to help small businesses comply with the new Lead-based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program requirements (40 CFR 745, Subpart E), issued April 22, 2008 (73 FR 21692). The guide, Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right: EPA's Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program, is for contractors, painters, property managers, maintenance personnel, and other professionals that disturb painted surfaces while working in homes and child-occupied facilities, such as child care centers and schools, built before 1978.