Healthcare providers play a key role in preventing lead poisoning by identifying children at a higher risk, testing their blood lead levels, and connecting families to any needed follow-up services. The following resources provide information on lead screening, reporting, medical management, and other lead-based health issues.
“Low Level Lead Exposure Harms Children: A Renewed Call of Primary Prevention” pdf icon[PDF – 922 KB] – Report of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention.
CDC Response to Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention pdf icon[PDF – 165 KB] – CDC’s updated recommendations on children’s blood lead levels.
LAMP: A CDC Program to Ensure the Quality of Blood-Lead Laboratory Measurementsexternal icon – information on CDC’s program to ensure quality of blood-lead laboratory measurements.
Managing Elevated Blood Lead Levels Among Young Children pdf icon[PDF – 4.19 MB] – recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention.
Mission Unleaded: How to Test Children for Lead with Maximum Accuracyexternal icon – video on reducing the risk of contamination during blood collection for lead testing.
ATSDR Toxicological Profile for Lead – information on the toxicology and adverse health effects of lead.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) information on lead exposureexternal icon – information and resources for physicians on prevention and medical management.
Find a Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) in your regionexternal icon – information about protecting children from environmental hazards. Learn more with these videos in English and en Español.