Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
CDC has updated its blood lead reference value (BLRV) from 5 µg/dL to 3.5 µg/dL in response to the Lead Exposure Prevention and Advisory Committee (LEPAC) recommendation made on May 14, 2021.
CDC’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is dedicated to reducing 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.
Ubiquitous Lead – Epidemiology, Prevention-Mitigation Programs and Emerging Sources of Exposure
Evaluating the Effectiveness of State-Level Policies on Childhood Blood Lead Testing Rates.
Update of the Blood Lead Reference Value — United States, 2021
Blood Lead Levels in U.S. Children Ages 1–11 Years, 1976–2016
- Lead recalls: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) / U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Lead in housing: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- Lead in the workplace: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) / Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology Surveillance Program (ABLES)
- Lead in the environment: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) / U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)