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Protect Your Family from Lead Poisoning

Lead can cause learning and behavior problems in children. Learn steps you can take to protect your family from lead poisoning.

Review Date: December 11, 2011

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home- (PDF)

Lead is a highly toxic metal that may cause a range of health problems, especially in young children. If your home was built before 1978, learn what you can do to protect your child from lead poisoning.

Review Date: July 10, 2012

HUD USER, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

About Lead-Based Paint

Lead is a highly toxic metal that may cause a range of health problems, especially in young children. If your home was built before 1978, learn what you can do to protect your child from lead poisoning.

Review Date: January 26, 2012

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Indoor Air Quality: Lead

Lead has long been recognized as a harmful environmental pollutant and threat to the health of children in the United States. Learn about the health effects of lead, and what you can do to reduce exposure to lead.

Review Date: January 06, 2012

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Lead Hazards in Some Holiday Toys

Parents should be aware of potential lead hazards associated with some holiday toys and toy jewelry. Learn how to keep your loved ones safe this holiday season.

Review Date: November 02, 2011

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Lead Hotline - The National Lead Information Center

Contact the National Lead Information Center to receive a general information packet, to order other documents, or for detailed information or questions.

Review Date: December 14, 2012

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Lead in Water: Questions and Answers

These are answers to frequently asked questions about tap water contaminated with lead.

Review Date: July 10, 2012

National Center for Environmental Health - NCEH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lead Poisoning: Prevention Tips

Lead poisoning is preventable. Learn how parents can reduce a child’s exposure to lead.

Review Date: January 20, 2012

National Center for Environmental Health - NCEH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Occupational Exposure to Lead

Learn about problems caused by lead exposure, signs of lead poisoning, and how you can protect yourself.

Review Date: March 05, 2013

American Academy of Family Physicians

Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home- (PDF)

Learn these simple steps to protect your family from lead poisoning.

Review Date: February 23, 2012

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Renovate Right- (PDF)

Read this important lead hazard information for families, child care providers and schools.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Ten Tips to Protect Children from Chemical and Lead Poisoning

Follow these simple steps to protect your children from environmental hazards around the home.

Review Date: December 11, 2012

Office of Pesticide Programs, OCSPP, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency