Module: Related Links
Agency for Toxic Substances and
Disease Registry - Public
Health Statement: Lead
A public health statement regarding lead issued by the Center for
Disease Control's Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
The statement includes information on sources of lead, means of becoming
poisoned with the substance, medical tests for lead poisoning, harmful
levels of lead, etc.
Poison Control System: Lead Poisoning
This site contains a lot of information on lead poisoning, including
answers to frequently asked questions, common myths, common sources
of lead exposure, common symptoms, etc.
Prevention Outreach Program
This program is a project of the National Safety Councils Environmental
Health Center. "This year, our program targets minority and underserved
populations, including the African American, Asian-American and Pacific
Islander, Latino, and Native American communities. EHC plans to hold
outreach meetings and training sessions that will give community-based
organizations the tools and skills to enable them to plan and execute
successful lead poisoning prevention programs in their communities."
for Healthy Homes
Alliance for Healthy Homes works to protect children from lead and other
home environmental health hazards. A national, non-profit public interest
organization, the Alliance advocates for policy solutions and builds
the capacity of communities to prevent in-home hazards from harming
the health of children, their families, and all residents.
Family Physician Homepage You can search this Academy of American
Family Physicians' online journal for articles on many health issues,
including lead. One such article found in the August 1, 2000 issue is
Preventing and Treating Lead Poisoning in Children.
of Environmental Health: International Journal This online journal
"consolidates the latest research, both nationally and internationally,
from such varying fields as epidemiology, toxicology, biostatistics,
and biochemistry." Relevant articles include
"Secular trend in blood lead levels in a cohort of Mexico City children"
published in the May-June 1998 issue.
Tools is a website of "Teaching Guides that may be used with or
without Phillips Petroleum's educational videos." Two of these guides
are for activities dealing with lead pollution. Living
Unleaded is a teacher's guide with activities designed to complement
the 20-minute video, The Truth about H2O. Locating
Sources of Lead is a classroom activity that includes a survey that
students can use to check for possible lead sources in their home environment.