Lead Free Kids for a Healthy Future
Today, childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children, yet approximately half a million U.S. children have blood lead levels above 5 micrograms per deciliter, the reference level at which Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends public health actions be initiated. A simple blood test can prevent permanent damage that will last a lifetime. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and CDC are committed to eliminating this burden to public health.
For more informaion about National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) activities, learn about what you can do to protect your family from lead exposure, or to access the NLPPW Toolkit, visit the CDC's webpage at http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/nlppw.htm.