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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 page with text and an image of an African American boy

Watch out for Lead Paint Poisoning, U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1975

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The US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare warned families about the dangers of lead paint, included a list of lead poisoning symptoms, and offered instructions for removing flaking paint.