Resources

NATIONAL RESOURCES
EPA Lead Awareness Program – Provides materials and national data on lead poisoning.

EPA Groundwater and Drinking Water, Lead in Drinking Water – Includes informational and educational materials as well as legislative and regulatory information.

EPA Indoor Air Quality Program – Has a variety of materials and national data on asthma.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program – CDC’s CLPPP provides state and local health departments with funding to evaluate area lead poisoning prevalence, ensure appropriate follow-up for children identified with elevated blood lead levels, and work with communities to prevent lead exposures in the first place.

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development – HUD’s Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control

Consumer Product Safety Commission – List of recalls due to lead content

Habitat for Humanity Safe Healthy Housing – Provides visual pictures and key pointers in the pdf of their booklet “Keeping Your Home Healthy.” Materials are in English and Spanish.

Household Products Database – Maintains a searchable database of household products typically kept under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom and on the shelves in your laundry room. Learn more about what’s in these products, potential health effects and proper safety and handling. Site is hosted by Health and Human Services.

Skin Deep – Skin Deep is a safety guide to cosmetics and personal care products brought to you by researchers from the Environmental Working Group. Skin Deep pairs ingredients in more that 41,000 products against 50 definitive toxicity and regulatory databases, making it the largest integrated data resource of its kind. You can search by a product, ingredient or company.

Leadnet – The Leadnet is a nationwide listserv in which families, providers, community advocates and others can post questions and receive feedback from individuals across the country.
STATE RESOURCES

California Department of Public Health – Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch

Department of Toxic Substances Control – Information on Lead in jewelry.