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! CDC Confirms Succimer Drug Shortage

The pharmaceutical company Recordati Rare Diseases is currently experiencing a shortage of their oral succimer product, CHEMET.external icon

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Application Due Date Extended to May 14, 2021

CDC-RFA-EH21-2102 –
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Surveillance of Blood Lead Levels in Children

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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