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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News Alert

NEW! Recall of LeadCare® Lead Tests Due to Risk of Falsely Low Results

AJPH Call for Papers – Ubiquitous Lead: Risks, prevention-mitigation programs and emerging sources of exposure.


NEW! CDC Environmental Health Nexus Webinar: Lead

Learn more about preventing childhood lead exposure by joining the Environmental Health Nexus Webinar on Lead.

When: Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Time.

For More Information

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