Lead Poisoning Prevention & Information Links:

CDC Podcast Addresses Highlights of the New CDC Lead and Pregnancy Recommendation Report 2010

NJ Lead Awareness Public Service Announcement

CDC: Tips to Prevent Lead Exposure

CDC Podcast: Is Your Child Safe from Lead Poisoning?. Mary Jean Brown, chief of CDC's Lead Poisoning and Prevention Program, discusses the importance of testing children for lead poisoning, who should be tested, and what parents can do to prevent lead poisoning. PDF version of the transcript

CDC Podcast: Renovate Right: Prevent Lead Poisoning in Children Dr. Maria Doa, Director of the EPA's National Program Chemicals Division, provides information on lead-safe work practices when conducting renovations, repairs, and painting. PDF version of the transcript

Centers for Disease Control Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

State and Local Lead Program information

Click for information on lead-poisoning programs by state HUD Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control

US Environmental Protection Agency Lead Information

Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning


Lead sources may include: paint chips, dust, & soil in or around older (pre-1978) buildings older painted objects leaded glass, crystal, pewter, & ceramic dishes (more likely in painted china & in pottery from Latin America, the Middle East, & India) herbal/traditional remedies & cosmetics from other countries candy from Mexico toys & trinkets
Doctors and Public Health, click here to learn how the LeadCare II system can help you meet your state's blood-lead screening requirements.