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“The Longer-Term Effectiveness of Residential Lead Paint Abatement,” Environmental Research, M. R. Farfel, J.J. Chisolm Jr., Kennedy Krieger Institute, 1994

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Researchers at Johns Hopkins University and the Kennedy Krieger Institute assessed the effectiveness of lead paint abatement methods in Baltimore. They found that practices like burning and sanding increased lead levels in the short term and made no improvement in the long term.