Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES)

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International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)
An ICSC summarizes essential health and safety information on chemicals for their use at the “shop floor” level by workers and employers in factories, agriculture, construction and other work places. They are not legally binding documents, but consist of a series of standard phrases, mainly summarizing health and safety information collected, verified and peer reviewed by internationally recognized experts, taking into account advice from manufacturers and Poison Control Centres.

CDC’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
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National Emphasis Program to reduce occupational lead exposures

Page last reviewed: August 10, 2017