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Lead-Based Paint

Lead is a corrosion-resistant, dense, ductile, and malleable blue-gray metal used throughout the ages for numerous applications to include building materials, glazing ceramics, and water piping. Unfortunately, lead is also a cumulative poison. Due to its durability, corrosion resistance and better pigmentation, lead was added to U.S. manufactured residential paint until 1978.

Lead hazard management provides for the identification, control, or elimination of lead-based paint (LBP) hazards in child-occupied facilities and military family housing in a manner protective of human health and the environment.

The LBP program manager provides oversight of a multi-disciplinary program to identify and manage LBP hazards and ensure proper notification and disposal as required by the Japan Environmental Governing Standards Chapter 17.  COMFLEACTINST 5090.14 provides further information. If you have questions please contact the LBP program manager. 

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