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How to Reduce Lead Hazard When Remodeling Your Home


Quiz Questions

1.What does EPA stand for?
Environmental Protection Agency
Electrical Protection Agency
Environmental Policy Association
None of the above
2. The dust and chips from lead-based paint are not dangerous when swallowed or inhaled, especially to small children and pregnant women.
True
False
3. _________________________________ can affect children’s developing nervous systems, causing reduced IQ and learning disabilities.
Lead
Paint
4.In adults, high lead levels can cause high blood pressure, headaches, digestive problems, memory and concentration problems, kidney damage, mood changes, nerve disorders, sleep disturbances, and muscle or joint pain.
True
False
5.What does XRF stand for?
X-ray Fluorescence
X-ray File
X-ray Flow
None of the above
6.If you are removing paint or breaking through painted surfaces, you should be concerned about lead-based paint hazards.
True
False
7.What does HEPA stand for?
High-Efficiency Particulate Air
High-Efficiency Particulate Agency
High-Efficiency Particulate Association
None of the above
8.Regular household or shop vacuum cleaners are completely effective in removing lead dust.
True
False
9.Dust filters and dust masks are not effective in preventing you from breathing in lead particles.
True
False
10._____________________ plastic sheeting is used for covering areas exposed to lead dust.
Heavy-duty polyethylene
Hydrocarbon
11.Which ones from the following should be practiced when cleaning Lead-related dust particles?
Keep all non-workers, especially children, pregnant women, and pets outside of the work area
Wear a properly fitted respirator
Wear protective clothing
Do not eat, smoke, or drink in the work area
All of the above
12.Forced-air heating and air conditioning systems can spread lead related dust throughout your home.
True
False
13.What does HVAC stand for?
Heating, Ventilation, and Air conditioning
Heating, Verifying, and Air conditioning
Home, Ventilation, and Air conditioning
None of the above
14.We need to vacuum the floor under the work area and all surfaces within a range of ________________ of the work area with a HEPA filter-equipped vacuum cleaner.
5 feet
10 feet
15.Disturbing lead-soldered pipes can dislodge pieces of lead solder that can get into your drinking water or come to rest in aerators or the bottom of pipes or joints.
True
False
16.Paint removal usually creates extensive amounts of lead and lead dust when using processes such as heat, chemicals, and sharp tools.
True
False
17.To reduce exposure to large amounts of lead dust we should:
Seal off the work area
Cover nearby windows
Remove rugs and furniture
Remove and dispose of trash properly
All of the above
18.Cleaning up lead waste includes not only the removal of visible debris but also the removal of leaded dust particles that are too small to be seen by the naked eye.
True
False
19.Some of the practices followed during final stages of cleaning lead-related waste are:
Carefully remove any plastic sheeting
Wash floors and walls
Vacuum walls, floors, and wall-to-wall carpeting
All of the above
20.Unlike remodeling and renovation activities, ____________________ is a process used only to address lead-based paint hazards.
Abatement
State Lead program