Daily Quiz (16)


In December, the EPA announced the final rule to lower the clearance levels for the amount of lead that can remain in dust on floors and windowsills after lead abatement. What are the correct new clearance levels?


What alliance aims to draw attention to the need for more action on lead paint and other sources of lead exposure?


In December 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency designated 10 substances up for evaluation, which included all except:


Of 8,400 classrooms for 3-K through first grade in New York City, how many were found to be contaminated with lead paint during inspections in 2019?


Who said: “There was some pining for the old, forgiving lead-based paints, but the data clearly shows that modern coatings outclass the old technology and certainly have achieved and even exceeded environmental and worker-safety goals that initially seemed so challenging.”?


True or false: In a ruling earlier this year, the California Supreme Court agreed to review the lead-liability judgment against a paint company, a gas company and a raw material supplier.


True or false: High ratio calcium sulfonate alkyds are recommended by some coating specialists for overcoating lead-based paint.


Abrasive blast cleaning to remove lead-based paint is governed by what EPA regulation?


The worker blood lead level established for triggering an OSHA inspection was reduced in 2012 to what?


True or false: The EPA has initiated action to reconsider expansion of its RRP Rule (Renovation, Repair and Painting) into commercial in addition to residential buildings, in order to limit the dangers of exposure to lead-based paint.


True or false: A federal appeals court recently ruled that EPA must reinstate the provision for families without young children or pregnant women to “opt out” of the requirement in the lead paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule.


What is the “opt-out” provision of the EPA’s Lead Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule, now being debated in Congress?


True or false: A combination of chemical stripping and (frozen) ice blasting has been used to remove lead-based paint from bridge steel.


Prior to the widespread understanding of their negative health effects, what is the main reason that lead pigments were widely used in protective coatings?


True or false: The EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule dealing with lead paint removal applies only to residential structures constructed before 1968.


True or false: New rules recently issued by the EPA on lead paint removal involve residential and some institutional structures.


 
 
   

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