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Explore research on industrial lead exposure, childhood lead poisoning, and the health impacts of lead water pipes, as well as related public health guidance through items in the NLM Digital Collections.

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Lead Paint Poisoning in Children—a Problem in Your Community?, U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1973

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After civil rights activists agitated for more action against lead poisoning from housing officials and the government, the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare produced and distributed pamphlets to educate the public about childhood lead exposure. The pamphlets described prevention and control efforts and stressed parent responsibility towards child safety, but, did not address the responsibilities of landlords or public housing authorities towards these efforts.