Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

CDC’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is dedicated to eliminating childhood lead poisoning as a public health problem through strengthening blood lead testing, reporting, and surveillance, linking exposed children to recommended services, and targeted population-based interventions.

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NEW! Sustainability of Funding Toolkit for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs

Overview of sources of funding and revenue streams available to state childhood lead poisoning prevention programs and strategies for sustainability planning.

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Pediatricians play a key role in preventing childhood lead exposure, identifying and treating lead poisoning in children, and advocating for public health measures to address the problem.  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has additional information available on lead exposure and prevention.external icon