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CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) plans, directs, and coordinates a national program to maintain and improve the health of the American people by promoting a healthy environment and by preventing premature death and avoidable illness and disability caused by non-infectious, non-occupational environmental and related factors. We are especially committed to safeguarding the health of populations that are particularly vulnerable to certain environmental hazards - children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

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October is Child Health Month. Click the image above to learn more and check this page each week in October as we spotlight a different children’s environmental health topic!

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Get the Lead Out: National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2014
Exposure to lead can seriously harm a child’s health. Peeling and cracking lead paint and household dust can expose children to lead, but children can come into contact with lead in other ways as well. However, lead poisoning is 100% preventable.

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