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The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program provides training for healthcare and public health professionals. Healthcare and public health professionals: access training to help prevent childhood lead poisoning in your community.

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Lead is a naturally occurring metal that can cause health problems in children younger than 6 years of age. At high levels, lead poisoning can be fatal. No safe blood lead level has been identified. Knowledge and awareness about lead as a public health concern is essential to prevention.