Last Friday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a final rule amending HUD’s lead-based paint regulations from 20 micro-grams of lead per deciliter of blood (µg/dL) to 5 in order to reduce blood lead levels in children under 6 years residing in federally-owned or assisted housing. The new rule is in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) blood lead threshold.

“This important change to HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule will allow for a faster response when a young child (specifically, under six years old) is exposed to lead-based paint hazards in their HUD-assisted homes, a key component of a primary prevention strategy”. Read the full announcement here!