Lead Information for Providers

If you are a healthcare provider and/or an educator, you can find lead resources and educational materials here.

Lead can be dangerous if swallowed or inhaled, especially for young children. Recent scientific evidence has demonstrated the harmful effects of long-term, low-level lead exposure, including damage to overall intellectual ability, speech and language, hearing, visual-spatial skills, attention, executive functions, social behavior, and fine and gross motor skills*. As a healthcare provider, you can help to treat and prevent lead poisoning.

*Educational Services for Children Affected by Lead Expert Panel. Education interventions for children affected by lead. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2015.
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