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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

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Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology & Surveillance

Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology & Surveillance

Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology & Surveillance

Objective is to build state capacity to initiate, expand, or improve adult blood lead surveillance programs which can accurately measure trends in adult blood lead levels and which can effectively intervene to prevent lead over-exposures.

Blood Lead Reference Level

Blood Lead Reference Level

Blood Lead Reference Level

The most important step parents, doctors, and others can take is to prevent lead exposure before it occurs.

Childhood Lead Poisoning

Childhood Lead Poisoning

Childhood Lead Poisoning

The information on this page of the New Mexico Environmental Public Health Tracking Network focuses on lead poisoning (exposure, risk, and protection). Included is an interactive data query producing data based on population and geography.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

Childhood lead poisoning is preventable. Before some uses of lead were restricted, approximately 88% of preschool children in the United States had lead levels high enough to cause serious health effects.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Course

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Course

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Course

This CME course focuses to raise awareness of recent changes in Centers for Disease Control guidelines for evaluating elevated blood lead levels in children between 6 months and 6 years of age.

Lead Abatement vs Lead RRP

Lead Abatement vs Lead RRP

Lead Abatement vs Lead RRP

Abatement is a specialized activity designed to address lead in the home. RRP activities (including most home contracting work) disturb paint as a consequence of the activity, but they are often undertaken for reasons unrelated to lead issues.

Lead Exposure in Children: Prevention, Detection, and Management

Lead Exposure in Children: Prevention, Detection, and Management

Lead Exposure in Children: Prevention, Detection, and Management

Fatal lead encephalopathy has disappeared and blood lead concentrations have decreased in US children, but approximately 25% still live in housing with deteriorated lead-based paint and are at risk of lead exposure with resulting cognitive impairment and other sequelae.

Lead in Tap Water

Lead in Tap Water

Lead in Tap Water

A list of frequently asked questions about lead in tap water.

Lead Information Resource Center

Lead Information Resource Center

Lead Information Resource Center

Today at least 4 million households have children living in them that are being exposed to high levels of lead.

Lead Poisoning is Preventable

Lead Poisoning is Preventable

Lead Poisoning is Preventable

Environmental Protection Agency website about lead safety.

Lead Renovation Repair and Painting Rule

Lead Renovation Repair and Painting Rule

Lead Renovation Repair and Painting Rule

Requires the use of lead-safe work practices to ensure that common renovation activities like sanding, cutting and demolition, which can create hazardous lead dust, are conducted properly by trained and certified contractors or individuals.

Lead Safety in the Workplace

Lead Safety in the Workplace

Lead Safety in the Workplace

Many worry about lead in their homes or in the environment, but for some, the workplace may offer the greatest potential for exposure.

Lead Tips for Pregnant Women

Lead Tips for Pregnant Women

Lead Tips for Pregnant Women

Lead poisoning is caused by breathing or swallowing lead. Lead can pass from a mother to her unborn baby.

LeadCare Testing – FDA Safety Communication Warning

LeadCare Testing – FDA Safety Communication Warning

LeadCare Testing – FDA Safety Communication Warning

This page on the Federal Drug Administration website contains information warning against using Magellan Diagnostics LeadCare Testing Systems with blood obtained from a vein.

Locate Certified Renovation and Lead Dust Sampling Technician Firms

Locate Certified Renovation and Lead Dust Sampling Technician Firms

Locate Certified Renovation and Lead Dust Sampling Technician Firms

This locator identifies lead renovation, repair and painting (RRP) firms which have been certified by the EPA.

NMAC 7.1.23

NMAC 7.1.23

NMAC 7.1.23

Data reporting requirements for the geographic access data system.

Occupational Lead Poisoning Course

Occupational Lead Poisoning Course

Occupational Lead Poisoning Course

This CME course will focus on the overview of adult/occupational lead poisoning in California.

Preventing Occupational Exposures to Lead and Noise at Indoor Firing Ranges

Preventing Occupational Exposures to Lead and Noise at Indoor Firing Ranges

Preventing Occupational Exposures to Lead and Noise at Indoor Firing Ranges

Employers and firing range operators should take steps to protect their workers and shooters from exposure to hazardous lead concentrations and noise levels at indoor firing ranges.