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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program – program to eliminate elevated blood lead levels in children by 2010

Environmental Health Services Branch Collaborates on Lead Exposure Reduction Plan in La Oroya, Peru – study of what may be contributing to reported health complaints and elevated blood lead levels and how to reduce exposure

Lead in Drinking Water and Human Blood Lead Levels in the United States: MMWR 

Lead Topic Page – information about lead

National Institute for Safety and Health (NIOSH) - Safety and Health Topic: Lead – links to information about worker exposure to lead

Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units – network of academically based medical experts in children’s environmental health who are available to assist health-care professionals, parents, or other child caregivers

Reports by Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute Graduates

These reports were prepared by graduates of CDC’s Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute. These documents have not been revised or edited to conform to agency standards. The findings and conclusions in these reports are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more reports search the EPHLI fellow projects page.

An Analysis of the Border Health Infrastructure in Relation to Childhood Lead Toxicity Levels Along the U.S. and Mexico Border [DOC - 608 KB] – highlights the need for scientific data on blood lead levels for Mexican children and development of binational consensus on health priorities.

Community-based Strategy to Improve Lead (Pb) Screening for Low-Income Neighborhoods in Chicago, Illinois [DOC - 534 KB] – project emphasizes the importance of lead screening for children in low-income neighborhoods.

Housing Statewide Strategy to Eliminate Lead Poisoning in Rhode Island [DOC - 421 KB] – development of housing surveillance tool to increase understanding, inform others, and measure progress in the efforts to eliminate lead poisoning in the state.

Improving Education Prevention to Help Reduce Lead Poisoning in the City of Philadelphia [PDF - 375 KB] – project to implement an approved, effective prevention education toolkit for Philadelphia.

Improving the Quality of Childhood Lead Poisoning Investigations in Michigan [PDF - 372 KB] – project to improve the quality of local lead investigation services provided for lead-poisoned children.

Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Environmental Public Health [PDF - 240 KB] – project to identify new and innovative solutions to environmental health problems such as screening children for lead via the use of GIS.

Links to information from outside CDC

Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) – initiative to protect children and their families from housing-related health and safety hazards

Lead (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) – information about lead, lead hazards, and simple steps to protect your family

Lead Topic Page (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) – links to lesson plans and educational resources about lead

Lead Resources (National Center for Healthy Housing) – links to publications related to lead

Lead Poisoning (National Safety Council) – links to information about lead poisoning

Safety and Health Topics: Lead (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) – information about worker overexposure to lead

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