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CDC, Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

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"The Lead Contamination Control Act of 1988 authorized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to initiate program efforts to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in the United States. As a result of this Act, the CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch was created..." --


All Ages

Age Groups

Infancy (<1), Toddlerhood (1-3), Preschool/Kindergarten (3-5), School Age (6-12), Adolescence (13-21)

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Services Provided

Develop programs and policies to prevent childhood lead poisoning. Educate the public and health-care providers about childhood lead poisoning. Provide funding to state and local health departments to determine the extent of childhood lead poisoning by screening children for elevated blood lead levels, helping to ensure that lead-poisoned infants and children receive medical and environmental follow-up, and developing neighborhood-based efforts to prevent childhood lead poisoning. Support research to determine the effectiveness of prevention efforts at federal, state, and local levels.

Areas Served



No cost is entailed.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact Information

1600 Clifton Rd

Atlanta, GA 30333
Phone: 800-232-4636
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