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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.

A pamphlet cover with text and an image of a girl

¬°Cuidado!: la pintura de plomo envenena, U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1973

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The government issued Spanish-language pamphlets to warn families about the dangers of lead paint, includes a list of lead poisoning symptoms, and offers instructions for removing flaking paint.