New Study Shows Window Replacement Delivers Continued Benefit Up to 12 Years Later


Columbia, MD (March 26, 2012) – The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) released a new study, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, comparing window replacement to window repair as a strategy for reducing lead paint hazards.

The study evaluated homes that either replaced or repaired windows 12 years ago to determine which strategy resulted in lower dust lead levels on floors and window sills. Dust is the primary source of lead exposure for children because of crawling and hand-to-mouth behavior.

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