We’re responsible for developing and implementing lead certification and abatement regulations for child-occupied facilities and target housing, as mandated by state statute (25-5-1101 CRS et seq).
The Legislature has adopted the concept of "lead-safe" housing instead of "lead-free" housing. Therefore, the goal of the regulations isn’t to remove all lead-based paint but to create housing and facilities without a significant lead-based paint hazard.
Preventing lead poisoning
This flier, in English and Spanish, provides tips on how to prevent lead poisoning in children:
Eliminating childhood lead poisoning in Colorado
Childhood lead poisoning has been identified as the No. 1 most preventable environmental health threat to children in the United States. In Colorado, a steering committee of some 20 people representing a variety of federal, state and local entities, both public and private, has partnered to coordinate the development of a statewide lead poisoning elimination plan focused on three general areas of concern:
- Identifying children who are at risk of lead poisoning, testing those children and initiating action.
- Educating parents and the public at large about the risks of lead poisoning and the role we each play in preventing it.
- Identifying and controlling sources of lead in our environment.
This plan includes goals, objectives and strategies designed to prevent childhood lead poisoning.
- 2014 Strategic Plan: Eliminating Childhood Lead Poisoning in Colorado
Air Quality Control Commission Regulation 19
Anyone whose work disturbs paint could be covered by Regulation 19, Part B. Some information about this regulation can be found in our pamphlet:
Lead paint external resources