Are you considering renovating your home that was built before 1978? Have you thought about how to have the renovations done safely to protect you and your family from exposure to lead? On April 22, 2008, EPA issue a rule requiring the use of lead safe practices during renovations. As of April 22, 2010 contractors had to comply with the rules for lead safe practices. For more information see the links below to HUD and the Renovate Right Brochure.