The websites on this page provide information about childhood lead poisoning prevention activities within CDC and from other federal government agencies, state and local health lead programs, and nonfederal organizations.
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) provides an extensive overview of lead poisoning in young children including the causes and health effects as well as prevention measures.
- Environmental Public Health Tracking Program provides an overview of CDC’s Environmental Health Tracking Program. This site also includes program project areas and contacts, ongoing partnerships, and program resources.
- National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) conducts the National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHANES). This survey collects information about the diet and health of people in the United States, including blood lead levels in children.
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) provides information about the Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance Program (ABLES).
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provides a list of resources such as Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment regulations, letters, and reports on lead screening in the Medicaid population.
- Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) provides informational alerts about the presence of lead in consumer products.
- Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides information about HUD programs that address lead-based paint in housing. This site also provides guidelines on controlling lead-based paint hazards, a list of helpful documents for property owners, and information on how to obtain HUD lead grants.
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) includes information about lead regulations and policies, training and resource materials, and lead poisoning prevention programs
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides information about the presence of lead in food, cosmetics, and other products such as dishware. The site also provides information about lead-testing devices.
- Healthy People 2010 2020 is a science-based, 10-year national agenda for improving the health of all Americans. The agenda includes a chapter on preventable environmental health threats and goals to reduce these threats. Objective EH-8 addresses blood lead levels in children.
- National Lead Information Center (NLIC) – provides access to information about lead hazards and their prevention. Information specialists are available to answer questions about lead-based paint hazards, lead abatement, and control and risk-assessment methods. Brochures, posters, and additional educational materials are also available.
- National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) includes general information about the causes, health effects, and prevention of lead poisoning as well as related research.
- Occupational Safety Health Administration(OSHA) Employers are required to protect workers from inorganic lead exposure under OSHA lead standards covering general industry, shipyards, and construction.
- U.S. Census Bureau – provides data about the people and economy of the United States including race/ethnicity, income, and pre-1950 housing.
State and Local Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention programs
- State and Local Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs (CLPPPs) provides access to information on a specific state or local area CLPPPs.
- Alliance for Healthy Homes provides general information about related policies and community capacity building. The alliance is a national, nonprofit public interest organization dedicated to protecting children from lead and other environmental health hazards in and around their homes.
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides resources about lead screening and treatment.
- CLEARCorps – is an AmeriCorps service program that provides information for families, property owners, community organizations, and public agencies on how to create lead-safe communities.
- Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning provides information for parents, health care providers, tenants, and property owners about lead-related issues. The coalition is a national, nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent childhood lead poisoning.
- Global Lead Network provides resources and support for those individuals working on lead poisoning prevention around the world.
- National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) provides information and resources on how to protect children from residential environmental hazards while preserving the supply of affordable housing. NCHH is a private, nonprofit organization.
- National Safety Council (NSC) provides information through the Environmental Health Center about outreach meeting and training sessions that will give community-based organizations the tools and skills to enable them to plan and execute successful lead poisoning prevention programs in their communities.
- Page last reviewed: June 15, 2013
- Page last updated: June 13, 2017
- Content source:
National Center for Environmental Health, Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services