Accession Number : ADA328789

Title :   The Regulations of Lead-Based Paint in Air Force Housing.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Zimmerman, Thomas F.

PDF Url : ADA328789

Report Date : 28 AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : Childhood lead poisoning has been referred to as the 'silent epidemic' and characterized as 'the most common environmental disease of young children... eclipsing all other environmental health hazards found in the residential environment. Approximately 8.9 percent of all children in America under the age of six have blood lead levels in excess of toxic levels (10 micrograms/dL). Lead in the bloodstream at low levels has been associated with decreased intelligence, impaired neurobehavioral development, decreased growth, decreased hearing acuity, and reduced weight at birth. Part II of this paper discusses lead poisoning in more depth. The most common cause of elevated blood lead levels in children is lead-based paint. As with many other environmental hazards, lead-based paint falls within the regulatory scope of a number of environmental statutes, including, the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act, the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and state environmental statutes. This paper analyzes the regulation of lead-based paint in Air Force housing.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES, *PAINTS, *LEAD(METAL), AIR FORCE, HAZARDS, HEALTH, TOXICITY, THESES, LEVEL(QUANTITY), REGULATIONS, CHILDREN, RESIDENTIAL SECTION, METAL POISONING.

Subject Categories : Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE