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EHS Center in Molecular & Cellular Toxicology with Human Applications
The EHS Center is part of Wayne State University and is headquartered in downtown Detroit at the Institute of Environmental Health Sciences . This site provides a list of lead poisoning resources through their community outreach and education efforts.

US Department of Housing and Urban Development
This site has extensive information about about lead located here including a lead information pamphlet, tips for parents, lead resources, lead listing, and programs.

Environmental Protection Agency
This site provides information about lead, lead hazards, and provides some simple steps to protect yourself and your family.

Michigan Department of Community Health
The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is one of 20 departments of state government. The department, the largest in state government, is responsible for health policy and management of the state's publicly-funded health service systems.

National Lead Information Center

This organization gathers and provides information on environmental lead poisoning and prevention for health professionals and the public at-large. The Lead Poisoning Prevention Outreach Program is funded by the National Safety Council's Environmental Health Center.

Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics

This organizatin supports EPA's mission to encourage pollution prevention, use of safer chemicals, risk reduction to lead, asbestos etc and to promote public understanding of those risks .

US Consumer Product Safety Commission

This is an Independent Federal Regulatory Agency that works to save lives and keep families safe by reducing the risk of injuries and deaths associated with consumer products. It provides recommendations for identifying and controlling lead paint on public playground equipment, protecting your family from lead , and information on Lead in drinking water systems .

Centers for Disease Control
This organization serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control to improve the health of the people of the United States. A part of the CDC, The National Center for Environmental Health 's objective is to help develop an effective international program to reduce childhood lead poisoning worldwide. The CDC also conducts the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program . The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry is also a part of the CDC. Some of its projects involve studying the impact of Lead-Contaminated Soil on Public Health , Lead Toxicity, childhood poisoning in Florida , and blood lead screening in Alabama . The website also offers some FAQ's on Lead.

US Department of Health and Human Services
The principal agency for providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. Press releases discuss efforts to eliminate childhood lead poisoning , guidelines , and strategies involved .

Community Lead Education And Reduction Corps (CLEAR Corps)
A public-private partnership that combines the financial, human, and technical resources of the federal government, the private sector and community groups to address the critical issues of lead exposure in urban housing.

Greater Detroit Area Health Council(CLEAR Corps Detroit)
The region's leading health care coalition, advocates and leads change and improvement in the way health services are delivered, paid for and used within the seven counties of southeast Michigan. Within the Greater Detroit Area Health Council, CLEARCorps/Detroit is a community-based program working to protect Detroit's children from lead poisoning.

Providence Journal's series on Lead Poisoning
Projo.com is the affiliated Web site of The Providence Journal in Rhode Island that focuses on local and regional news. It offers relevant articles on Lead Poisoning .

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides health information to prevent harmful exposures and disease related to toxic substances. ATSDR is directed by congressional mandate to perform specific functions concerning the effect on public health of hazardous substances in the environment. These functions include public health assessments of waste sites, health consultations concerning specific hazardous substances, health surveillance and registries, response to emergency releases of hazardous substances, applied research in support of public health assessments, information development and dissemination, and education and training concerning hazardous substances. This site also houses a factsheet about lead .

Bridges for Kids
The goal of Bridges for Kids is to provide as much timely, useful information as possible to both parents and professionals regarding parenting concerns, child development, children with special needs, disabilities and those who are at-risk, early childhood initiatives, and community resources.


Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning

The Alliance is a national public interest organization formed by leaders in public health, environmental protection, affordable housing, and civil rights. The Alliance seeks to protect children from lead and other environmental health hazards in and around their homes by advocating for policy solutions and building capacity for primary prevention in communities throughout the US and around the world. The AECLP website also houses a series of investigative articles and editorials about Baltimore's lead poisoning problem and its underlying causes that was done by the Baltimore Sun .


Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier Universities
This organization provides easy to understand research and policy information about environment topics through their Environmental Concepts Made Easy (ECME) series. Lead's Urban Legacy specifically explains the health threat that lead presents and how to protect yourself.

 
   

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