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Protect children from exposure to lead in metal and plastic toys, especially imported toys, antique toys, and toy jewelry. Childhood lead poisoning is 100% preventable.
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Lead in Toys


CDC’s Tracking Network

Girl drinking out of public water fountain with text - Environmental exposure questions? Expert answers.


A lab technician in blue gloves is processing a lab test.

Newborn Screening

A wildfire rages on the side of a mountain with a town below.


blue sky with bright sun shining on cracked land, scanty vegetation


Learn about heat-related illness and how to stay cool and safe in hot weather.

Extreme Heat

Learn more about how CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) protect and promote environmental health across the United States.

Environmental Health

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Multiple streaks of lightning touch ground as a large storm passes over a city.

Lightning Safety

Looking up at the bright sun and blue sky from under a bright yellow beach umbrella.

UV Radiation

Woman sitting on rock under tree in sunlight overlooking green hills and mountains in the distance

Air Quality

Tornado approaching town


Winter Weather

Winter Weather

Hands replacing battery in smoke detector

Carbon Monoxide

House with text that says radon and your health

Radon in the Home

Page last reviewed: December 1, 2020