Here’s something that jumped out at me in a blog post about the threat that lead paint in homes poses to children:

So why the stall in taking action? Well, first there is the lead lobby. Then there is cost of de-leading paint in older houses nationwide, which works out to an estimated $58 billion, or about $8,000 for each IQ point saved. Apparently this is too much for Washington, since no progress has been made towards lowering allowable lead limits since 2000.

Seems like I see that “since 2000” thing a lot.