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    Publication NamePublication Description
    A Snapshot of the EPA Pesticide Container and Containment Rule
    For Registrants, Retailers, Distributors, Commercial Applicators, Custom Blenders, and Pesticide Users.
    EPA 910/K-09-005
    Pamphlet, 6 pages
    Asbestos in Buildings: Simplified Sampling Scheme for Friable Surfacing Materials
    Simplified sampling scheme for friable surfacing materials.
    EPA 560-5-85-018
    July 1985
    Brochure; 16 page
    Attention property owners & contractors:
    How to self-disclose a potential lead violation
    December 2009
    Fact Sheet, 2 pages
    Caution: Lead Poisoning and your Children (English and Spanish)
    Tips for dealing with lead in and around the home. (In English and Spanish)
    EPA Region 10
    March 1994
    Fact Sheet; 1 page
    Citizen's Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety
    How to control pests safely.
    EPA 730-K-04-002
    March 2005
    Booklet; 50 pages
    Do You Eat Fish?
    Fish can be a healthy choice?
    EPA 823-H-01-001
    Finding a Qualified Lead Professional for Your Home
    Finding a lead professional who can test your home for lead-based paint.
    EPA 747-F-96-006
    November 1996
    Pamphlet; 1 page
    For Your Information: Pesticides and Child Safety
    General information on keeping your home safe and first aid guidelines.
    EPA 735-F-93-050
    August 2004
    Leaflet; 3 pages
    Home Safe Home
    Removing and Reducing Pest Problems
    EPA 735-H-01-006A
    Large poster
    Home Safe Home
    Removing and Reducing Pest Problems
    EPA 735-H-01-006
    small poster
    How to Comply with the Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides: What Employers Need to Know & Additional Resources
    Information on the Workers Protection Standard regulation that covers pesticides used in the production of plants on farms, forests, nurseries and greenhouses. Steps to take to redduce risk of illness and injury.
    EPA 305-C-06-001
    Illegal Pesticides: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Home and Business
    Identifies common illegal pest products and what you can do about them.
    EPA 910-K-07-002
    Brochure, 6 pages
    Keep Your Paws Off Mercury
    Clancy the Mercury Detecting Dog, EPA, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency teamed up to create the Keep Your Paws Off Mercury campaign to teach students across the country about mercury and its dangers.
    EPA 530-H-07-001
    Lead Poisoning And Your Children
    How lead affects your child's health and what you can do to protect your family.
    EPA 747-K-00-003
    Pamphlet/Poster, 7 pages
    Managing Asbestos in Place (Green Book)
    A building owner's guide to operations and maintenance programs for asbestos-containing materials.
    EPA 2OT-2003
    July 1990
    Guidebook; 40 pages
    Mercury in Schools: Staying Safe
    Middle school brochure describing mercury and what to do if it is spilled.
    EPA 907-F-08-003
    Brochure, 6 pages
    Mercury is very Dangerous
    Elementary school brochure describing mercury and what to do if it is spilled.
    EPA 907-F-08-002
    Brochure, 6 pages
    Pest Control in the School Environment
    Adopting integrated pest management.
    EPA 735-F-93-012
    August 1993
    Booklet; 42 pages
    Pesticides and Food
    What you and your family need to know.
    EPA 735-F-98-001
    Brochure; 1 page
    Play It Safe
    Reduce Your Child's Chances of Pesticide Poisoning
    EPA 735-K-07-003
    July 2007
    Pamphlet, 6 pages
    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB's) and You...
    What are PCBs? Where are they found? What are the Federal Regulations?
    EPA 910-F-99-001
    Brochure; 1 page
    Preventing Pests at Home
    Is your family bugged by pests like ants, spiders, cockroaches, termites, or mice? You are not alone
    EPA 735-F-07-002
    July 2007
    Card, 1 page
    Protect Children From PoisoningEPA 735-H-03-002
    Protect Yourself from Pesticides
    Guide for agricultural workers (English and Spanish)
    EPA 735-B-06-001
    June 2006
    Protect Yourself from Pesticides
    Guide for agricultural workers (English and Spanish)
    EPA 735-H-07-001
    Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home (PDF) (Spanish version available)
    Information for landlords, sellers, and renovators regarding homes built before 1978.
    EPA 747-K-12-001
    September 2013
    Brochure; 16 pages
    Protecting the Health of Nail Salon Workers
    This guide recommends shop practices that nail salon workers and owners can use to minimize exposures and prevent overexposure. In addition, this guide will help you understand how to use Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs).
    EPA 744-F-07-001
    Updated March 2007
    Brochure, 20 pages
    Quick Reference Guide, Worker Protection Standard
    Outlines regulations designed to protect agricultural workers and pesticide handlers.
    EPA 3035-F-05-005
    November 2005
    Brochure; 6 pages
    Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning
    The purpose of the manual is to provide health professionals with recently available information on the health hazards of pesticides
    currently in use, and current consensus recommendations for management of poisoning and injuries caused by them.
    EPA 735-R-98-003
    September 1999
    Report, 238 pages
    Region 10 Resource Manual for the Risk Management ProgramEPA 910-B-02-002
    Manual, 21 pages
    Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right - EPA’s Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program
    A handbook for contractors, property managers and maintenance personnel working in homes, child care facilities and schools built before 1978.
    EPA 740-F-08-003
    December 2008
    Booklet, 31 pages
    Soil (English/Spanish)
    What is soil? Why is it so important? How does it become polluted? How are we affected by contaminants in soil? What can I do to lessen my exposure to contaminated soil?
    Brochure, 3 pages
    Sure, Your Home is Clean, but is it Safe for Your Family
    Be smart about using household products
    October 2006
    Pamphlet, 6 pages
    Testing Your Home for Lead in Paint, Dust, and Soil
    Explains the technical aspects of lead testing without overwhelming the reader.
    October 1998
    Booklet; 16 pages
    The Lead-Safe Certified Guide to Renovate Right
    This pamphlet is for you if you:• Reside in a home built before 1978. • Own or operate a child care facility, including preschools and kindergarten classrooms, built before 1978, or Have a child under six years of age.
    EPA 740-K-10-001
    April 2010
    Brochure, 15 pages
    ToxProfiles & ToxFAQs (English and Spanish)
    Focuses on frequently asked questions (FAQs) about health effects from exposure to specific substances found at hazardous waste sites.
    CD ROM
    Treatment Technologies for Mercury in Soil, Waste, and Water
    This report contains information on the availability, performance, and cost of eight technologies for the treatment of mercury in soil, waste, and water.
    EPA 542-R-07-003
    August 2007
    Report, 104 pages
    Turning the Tide on Toxics
    understanding how toxic chemicals get into our bodies and our environment
    Puget Sound Partnership
    Pamphlet, 8 pages
    Turning the Tide on Toxics
    What you can do to prevent exposure to toxic chemicals for yourself and Puget Sound
    Puget Sound Partnership
    Pamphlet, 8 pages
    Vermiculite Attic Insulation
    The following information provides a common-sense approach to help you find out what kind of insulation is in your home and decide what to do if you have vermiculite insulation.
    EPA 747-F-03-001
    Pamphlet, 6 pages
    This flyer contains information on the dangers of mercury.
    EPA 540-K-95-001
    March 1995
    Brochure, 6 pages
    What Auction Houses Need to Know About Selling Equipment Containing PCBs
    Summarizes U.S. EPA regulations governing the sale and distribution of electrical equipment containing PCBs.
    EPA 910-F-05-001
    May 2005
    Fact Sheet, 5 pages
    What Scrap Metal Yards Need to do About PCBsEPA-910-F-07-001
    February 2007
    Pamphlet, 4 pages
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