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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 book cover with text and an illustration of two paint cans

Final Environmental Impact Statement on Lead Content in Paint, The Consumer Product Safety Commission, 1977

Courtesy National Library of Medicine

This technical document for the government outlined the benefits and anticipated costs of regulating the lead content of paint, summarized the concerns raised by the paint and coatings industry, discussed the health impacts of lead paint, and proposed a 0.06% limit for lead concentration in paint.