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Funding Available for Lead Abatement Training

Polk County's Metropolitan Partnership for Lead Safe Homes has announced that full reimbursement is available for individuals that want to become Lead Abatement Contractors and take their training with Iowa Lead Safety! For additional information about the reimbursement program, contact Robert Davis at the Polk County Health Department, 515-323-5335. To register for training, call our office, 515-331-1690.

We are very proud to work with this great program and look forward to seeing YOU in class!

Iowa Lead Licensing Changes to a 3 Year Renewal

The Iowa Dept of Public Health has converted to a 3 year licensing period for lead professionals.  When you renew your license, you will have one date on which your training and licensing will expire every three years.  Along with this change, the department is now processing training certifications, licensing and fees in their new database. 

EPA Announces Tighter Standards for Lead

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:

EPA Bans All Retail Distribution of Methylene Chloride to Consumers for Paint and Coating Removal

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,