Paint manufacturers settle for $305 million to help remove lead paint


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Two decades of litigation between California municipalities and paint manufacturers culminated in a $305 million settlement Wednesday to help remove the health blight of lead paint from houses across the state.

A consortium of paint makers – including Sherman Williams, ConAgra Grocery Products and NL Industries – announced the settlement with Santa Clara, Alameda, Los Angeles, Monterey, San Mateo, Solano and Ventura counties, and San Francisco, Oakland and San Diego to address health hazards related to lead paint, one of the most significant sources of poisons for young and developing children.

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