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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 poster with text and an illustration of a white man, two white girls, and an African American boy

Has Your Child Had a Lead Test Yet? U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, ca. 1900s

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The government produced posters to encourage parents to have their children tested for lead exposure.