Thirteen AGs Sent Comments on EPA’s Proposal to Strengthen Dust-Lead Hazard Standards

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul led a coalition of 13 attorneys general in sending comments responding to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to strengthen its dust-lead hazard standards and clearance levels, which help protect the public from exposure to lead through paint and other surfaces. In their letter, the AGs supported EPA’s proposal, highlighting the fact that low-income communities and communities of color are most impacted by lead exposure and pointing to scientific findings showing that there is no safe level of exposure to lead. The coalition also urged EPA to broaden its approach to reducing the health effects of lead exposure by addressing lead contamination in soil and by clarifying how lead paint is defined.