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RI Business
7:39 am
Mon May 3, 2010

Contractors say new lead regulations too costly

Nancy Eve Cohen

Providence, RI – Regulations designed to eliminate childhood lead poisoning go into effect this month. The change brings strict new requirements for building contractors, property owners, renovators and a host of others who work with lead paint.

While health advocates call the regulations long overdue, some contractors say the cost to comply is way too high.

At the New Hampshire Homebuilders Association, contractors are spreading large sheets of plastic over the floor.

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