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Lead Poisoning - Other Places To Get Help

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): National Center for Environmental Health, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA  30333
Phone: 1-800-232-4636 (1-800-CDC-INFO)
TDD: 1-888-232-6348
Email: cdcinfo@cdc.gov
Web Address: www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead
 

The latest information on childhood lead poisoning is available on this Web site.


KidsHealth for Parents, Children, and Teens
Nemours Home Office
10140 Centurion Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: (904) 697-4100
Web Address: www.kidshealth.org
 

This website is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation. It has a wide range of information about children's health—from allergies and diseases to normal growth and development (birth to adolescence). This website offers separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, each providing age-appropriate information that the child or parent can understand. You can sign up to get weekly emails about your area of interest.


National Library of Medicine: ToxTown
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD  20894
Phone: 1-888-FIND-NLM (1-888-346-3656)
Email: tehip@teh.nlm.nih.gov
Web Address: http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov
 

The ToxTown website gives you information about toxic chemicals and environmental health risks that you might encounter in everyday life. It provides facts on everyday places where toxic chemicals may be found, and it gives information about how the environment can affect health. ToxTown includes common environmental hazards in towns, cities, farms, and U.S.-Mexico border communities. The site is interactive and very user-friendly. You click on simple graphics to be directed to specific information that you are interested in learning about.


Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC  20210
Phone: 1-800-321-OSHA (1-800-321-6742)
TDD: 1-877-889-5627 toll-free
Web Address: www.osha.gov
 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides information about hazards at the workplace and about worker safety.


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
4330 East West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 1-800-638-2772 consumer hotline
(301) 504-7923
TDD: (301) 595-7054
Web Address: www.cpsc.gov
 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an independent federal regulatory agency. CPSC seeks to protect consumers and families from dangerous products that can injure people, especially children. CPSC develops safety standards and informs the public about product hazards and recalls. You can call their toll-free number or email them to report unsafe products.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Lead in Paint, Dust, and Soil
422 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY  14620
Phone: 1-800-424-LEAD (1-800-424-5323)
Fax: (585) 232-3111
Web Address: www.epa.gov/lead/index.html
 

From this Web site, you can get information about lead poisoning, lead exposure, local resources, and lead testing. You can also link to National Lead Information Center information about lead hazards and their prevention.


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Last Updated: July 26, 2012
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