EPA Takes Important Step to Further Protect Children from Exposure to Lead-Contaminated Dust in St. Joseph, Missouri

EPA Takes Important Step to Further Protect Children from Exposure to Lead-Contaminated Dust in St. Joseph, Missouri

St. Joseph, MO (STL.News) – Yesterday, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, along with U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 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.

At the St. Joseph Health Department today, EPA Region 7 Administrator Jim Gulliford participated in an event alongside St. Joseph Mayor Bill McMurray, HUD Deputy Regional Administrator Bruce Ladd, and St.

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