National Lead Information
The National Lead Information Center provides the general public and professionals with information about lead hazards and their prevention.
Monday-Friday, 5am-3pm PST
Lead is a toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes. Lead also can be emitted into the air from industrial sources and leaded aviation gasoline, and lead can enter drinking water from plumbing materials. Lead may cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children six years old and under are most at risk. Read more about lead.
Other Lead Resources:
- National Lead Information Center - Provides the general public and professionals with information about lead hazards and their prevention.
- HUD Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control - HUD lead regulations, compliance assistance information, educational resource, technical studies, grant information, community outreach activities and news.
- U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - Compliance with OSHA standards, exposure levels, sampling and analysis methods, controlling lead exposure, technical documents, training programs.
- Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) - Lead-based paint consumer product safety.
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program - Blood lead screening information including: educational materials, grant programs, research publications, screening guidelines, databases of demographic information.
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Public Health Statement for Lead
- National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) - Lead exposure in the workplace, health hazard evaluations, guidelines for chemical hazards, OSHA PELs.
- Oregon Public Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Program - Information on a wide range of lead-related issues.
- Washington Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development Lead-Based Paint Program - Includes process required to obtain lead-based paint certification for individuals or firms, and accreditation for training providers.
- National Library of Medicine (NLM) Lead Poisoning Clearinghouse - provides a wide ranging of lead-related issues, including health effects; also provides information in Spanish.
- Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) - Lead-based paint consumer products safety, recalls and product safety news, report an unsafe product.
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Report a problem, recalls and alerts.