Iowa Lead Safety is approved by the Iowa Department of Public Health to offer all Iowa-approved LEAD REFRESHER courses online, on a permanent basis.
Our training calendar has dates and times of the available courses, and includes:
Click HERE to see the training calendar
The EPA has been informed that, as of October 2023, 3M has suspended the production and sale of 3M™ LeadCheck™ test kits. For more information on 3M™ LeadCheck™ test kits, call 800-494-3552 or visit the 3M™ webpage. Consumers may continue to use 3M™ LeadCheck™ test kits they may already have on hand. Those who are interested in purchasing a 3M™ LeadCheck™ lead test kit should contact their local retail stores for more information about product availability. Additional information is available on the EPA website https://www.epa.gov/lead/lead-test-kits
You must now use D-Lead® for testing as it is now the only test kit recognized by the EPA.
Certified renovators seeking to use the D-Lead® paint test kit for purposes of meeting requirements in the RRP/Lead Safe Renovator rule can purchase it from certain distributors and retail outlets. Locate a distributor or retailer online, or call 414-962-3006.
If you are a certified Lead Abatement Contractor, Polk County needs your help!
If you are a contractor interested in becoming a certified Lead Abatement Contractor, Polk County needs your help!
The Polk County Health Department is administering the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant with the purpose of identifying and remediating lead hazards in 150 homes.
Contact Frank or Stephanie at the Polk County Health Department for more information.
Frank Morano 515-323-5337
Stephanie Appleby 515-323-5232
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, along with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, announced new, tighter standards for lead in dust on floors and window sills to protect children from the harmful effects of lead exposure.
“EPA is delivering on our commitment in the Administration’s Federal Lead Action Plan to take important steps to reduce childhood lead exposure,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler.
The rule will become effective 180 days after publication in the Federal Register.
A link to this final rule and to learn more: https://www.epa.gov/lead/hazard-standards-lead-paint-dust-and-soil-tsca-section-403
WASHINGTON (Nov. 22, 2019) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulations to prohibit the manufacture (including import), processing, and distribution of methylene chloride in all paint removers for consumer use will go into effect after November 22, 2019. Starting November 23, 2019, it will be unlawful for any person or retailer to sell or distribute paint removal products containing methylene chloride for consumer use, including e-commerce sales. To learn more, go to the EPA website, https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-bans-consumer-sales-methylene-chloride-paint-removers-protecting-public
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