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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

By Greg Spiegel

Proper safety education can prevent childhood lead poisoning—most commonly caused by lead-based paint in the home and leading to possibly serious health consequences. The lead industry is regulated by laws and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, and local level. Advocates must understand the common sources of lead poisoning, its health risks, and the applicable laws, including Title X or the federal Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992.

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