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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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Preventing Lead Poisoning in Young Children: A Statement, Center for Disease Control, 1978

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This statement made by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), now Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, attempted to distill current knowledge on lead poisoning and its prevention. The CDC advocated for screening asymptomatic children and treating those who exhibited signs of lead poisoning.