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Lead Paint Safety: A Field Guide for Interim Controls in Painting and Home Maintenance
This guide, prepared by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, was recently updated to include important safety and lead handling practices for painting, repairs, and home maintenance.
Notes from the Field: Lead and Cadmium Exposure in Electronic Recyclers — Two States, 2015 and 2017
n 2012, CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) became aware of the potential for occupational and take-home exposures to lead and cadmium in the electronics recycling industry and contacted electronics industry stakeholders to discuss these exposures and provide information about NIOSH’s ability to investigate workplace hazards. This CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) addresses measured exposures in electronic recyclers.
Basic Information about Lead in Drinking Water
On this page, provided by the Environmental Protection Agency, you will learn drinking water requirements for lead, problems that may develop and what you can do.
The Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance Program
The ABLES program is a state-based surveillance program of laboratory reported adult blood lead levels. It is intended to identify and prevent cases of elevated blood lead levels in adults.
Lead: What Do Parents Need to Know to Protect Their Children?
In 2012, CDC updated its recommendations on children’s blood lead levels. By shifting our focus to primary prevention of lead exposure, we can reduce or eliminate dangerous lead sources in children’s environments BEFORE they are exposed
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards: Lead
The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. This page addresses lead.
Protect Your Family from Exposures to Lead
This website provides basic facts about lead and information about lead safety and potential exposures related to homes and communities.