Thank you for the story "Lead-Safe Remodeling" (9/04). Unfortunately, while some overreact to this subject, many do not take it seriously enough. I should know, because I'm one of the latter.

One month ago, my child was diagnosed with a high lead blood level, caused by excessive dust from our own home renovation and exterior painting project. I personally supervised a very dust-conscious and clean workplace, following all the usual common-sense tactics. But I did not create true barriers, did not use a HEPA vacuum, and did not wash...

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