SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1995

Comprehensive Abatement Performance Study, Part II: Comparison of Encapsulation/Enclosure and Removal Methods for Lead-Based Paint Abatement


In 1989 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) initiated the Lead-Based Paint Abatement Demonstration Study in seven urban areas across the U.S. in order to assess the cost, worker hazards, and short-term efficacy of various lead-based paint abatement methods. One question which was not answered by the HUD Abatement Demonstration was that of the long-term efficacy of the abatement methods. Therefore, in 1990 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiated the Comprehensive Abatement Performance (CAP) Study to address this question. This paper presents conclusions from the CAP Study regarding the efficacy of the HUD Demonstration abatement procedures, as well as results concerning the correlations among lead levels observed in dust and soil at various household locations.

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Buxton, BE
Battelle, Columbus, OH
Rust, SW
Battelle, Columbus, OH
Kinateder, JG
Battelle, Columbus, OH
Schwemberger, JG
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, SW, Washington, D.C.
Lim, BS
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, SW, Washington, D.C.
Constant, P
Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO
Dewalt, FG
Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO
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Developed by Committee: E06
Pages: 162–174
DOI: 10.1520/STP12973S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5296-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1884-3