Childhood Lead Exposure in the United States: CDC’s Role in Prevention, Education, and Surveillance
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Lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust, soil, and drinking water are the most common sources of lead for young children in the U.S.
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Subject matter experts from CDC discussed sources of lead in children’s environments, populations at higher risk, current trends among children in the U.S., prevention strategies, and current initiatives at CDC.
Dr. Paul Allwood, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.S.
Branch Chief, Lead Poisoning Prevention and Surveillance Branch (proposed), CDC
Madeline Jones, M.P.H., CHES
Health Communication Fellow, Lead Poisoning Prevention and Surveillance Branch (proposed), CDC