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Lead Hotline

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.

Region 10 Lead Program Staff
Vernon Andrew (andrew.vernon@epa.gov) 206-553-6123
Kim Farnham (farnham.kim@epa.gov) 206-553-5597
Laurie Fay (fay.laurie@epa.gov)206-553-1541
Diana Phelan (phelan.diana@epa.gov) 206-553-1593
Maria Tartaglia (tartaglia.maria@epa.gov)206-553-1128

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