A CDC Guide: Preventing Lead Poisoning in Young Children

Posted on: August 3, 2010

Safe and Healthy Homes

Safe and Healthy Homes is a primary prevention partnership linking parents and resources in an effort to abate lead hazards before toddlers begin crawling and exploring the home environment.  Safe and Healthy Homes is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Preventing Lead Poisoning in Young Children
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This statement from the CDC provides information regarding strategies to prevent lead poisoning of young children. Included is information regarding the effects blood lead levels of less than 10µg/dL on childhood development.

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For more information about lead poisoning prevention and the Safe and Healthy Homes Project, please contact:

Jennie Pinkwater
Director, Prevention Projects
1400 W. Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60642
312/733-1026, ext 213
Fax: 312/733-1791
jpinkwater@illinoisaap.com