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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2021 NLPPW Partner Information Kit Cover

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW), October 24-30, 2021: Bringing together individuals, organizations, industry, and state, tribal, and local governments to increase lead poisoning prevention awareness in an effort to reduce childhood exposure to lead.

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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