A proposed ASTM International standard will provide a visual assessment and sampling protocol to determine if a dust-lead hazard remains following clean-up of an activity that has or may have disturbed lead-based paint. The proposed standard (WK52690, Practice for Clearance Examinations Following Lead Hazard Reduction Activities in Single Family Dwellings, in Individual Units of Multi-Family Dwellings, and in Other Child-Occupied Facilities) is being developed by ASTM Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings.

Lead-based paint inspectors and risk assessors, housing administrators and regulators, the Environmental Protection Agency, and others will find the proposed standard useful. The testing protocol described in the proposed method has been shown to be highly accurate in determining if clearance for reoccupancy has been achieved.

Interested professionals from the environmental lead industry are welcome to join in the development of WK52690.

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