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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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Drinking Water: EPA Should Strengthen Ongoing Efforts to Ensure That Consumers Are Protected from Lead Contamination, U.S. Government Accountability Office, 2006

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After conducting a thorough study, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) published this report stating the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should improve its lead data collection practices, strengthen requirements for lead testing, and expand efforts to assess lead in drinking water at schools and daycare centers.