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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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Screening Young Children for Lead Poisoning: Guidance for State and Local Public Health Officials, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1997

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outlined a plan to for state and local health departments to improve lead screening practices and support communities in reducing childhood lead poisoning. Some of the CDC’s suggestions included improving health education, providing initial lead screenings, and using demographic data to identify neighborhoods that require additional focus.