Childhood Lead Exposure in the United States: CDC’s Role in Prevention, Education, and Surveillance

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Overview

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.

Presenters

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

Webinar Materials

August 4, 2021 Lead Webinar Slides ppt icon[PPT – 29 MB]
August 4, 2021 Lead Webinar Slides pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]

Page last reviewed: August 4, 2021