Sources of Additional Information
Please refer to the following online resources for more information on the adverse effects of lead, the treatment of lead-associated diseases, and management of persons exposed to lead.
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR): https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov
- For chemical, emergency situations:
- CDC Emergency Response: 770-488-7100 and request the ATSDR Duty Officer.
- For chemical, non-emergency situations:
- CDC-INFO https://www.cdc.gov/cdc-info/
- 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY 888232-6348 – 24 Hours/Day
- E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.orgPLEASE NOTE: ATSDR cannot respond to questions about individual medical cases, provide second opinions or make specific recommendations regarding therapy.
- Toxicological Profile for Lead: https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/TP.asp?id=96&tid=22
- ATSDR’s ToxFAQs and ToxFAQs-Chemical Agent Briefing Sheet (ToxFAQs-CABS) answer the most frequently asked health questions about lead: https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/tf.asp?id=93&tid=22
- TOXFAQs – Plomo (Lead in Spanish): https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/es/toxfaqs/es_tfacts13.html
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- EPA Lead Home at: https://www2.epa.gov/lead
- Lead Awareness Program provides information about lead in paint, dust, and soil and how to protect children from lead poisoning at: https://www.epa.gov/lead/
- EPA’s Water on Tap, what you need to know. https://water.epa.gov/drink/guide/upload/book_waterontap_full.pdf [PDF – 99KB]
- Learn About Lead, Protect Your Family, and Renovate Right https://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm
- Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home https://www2.epa.gov/lead/protect-your-family-lead-your-home
- Let’s Wipe Out Lead Poisoning: Renovate Right https://www2.epa.gov/lead/lead-safe-certified-guide-renovate-right
- Safe Water Drinking Act. https://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/index.cfm
- Safe Drinking Water Hotline 1-800-426-4791.
- The National Lead Information Center (NLIC), funded by EPA, the CDC and the Department of
Housing and Urban Development (HUD), provides the general public and professionals with information about lead hazards and their prevention: http://www2.epa.gov/lead/forms/leadhotline-national-lead-information-center, or call 800-424-LEAD (800-424-5323) Information is available in Spanish with the use of a translator.
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Safety and Health Topics – Lead: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/lead/
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. Renovation Training and resources https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/healthy_homes/training/rrp/rrp
- National Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222
- Health departments and other agencies may have additional materials that may be useful to patients with environmental lead exposures.
- For chemical, emergency situations:
Please refer to the following online resources for more information on the clinical treatment of lead-associated diseases, and management of persons exposed to lead.
- American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC): http://www.aapcc.org or 800-222-1222
- The AAPCC can be contacted for questions about poisons and poisonings. The web site provides information about poison centers and poison prevention.
- The AAPCC does not provide information about treatment or diagnosis of poisoning or research information for student papers.
- American College of Medical Toxicologists (ACMT): http://www.acmt.net/
- ACMT is a professional, nonprofit association of physicians with recognized expertise in medical toxicology.
- ACMT is dedicated to advancing the science and practice of medical toxicology through a variety of activities.
- American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) http://www.acoem.org/
- ACOEM is the nation’s largest medical society dedicated to promoting the health of workers through preventive medicine, clinical care, research, and education.
- Its members are a dynamic group of physicians encompassing specialists in a variety of medical practices who develop positions and policies on vital issues relevant to the practice of preventive medicine, both within and outside of the workplace.
- American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) http://www.acpm.org/
- ACPM is the national professional society for physicians committed to disease prevention and health promotion.
- ACPM’s 2,000 members are engaged in preventive medicine practice, teaching, and research.
- Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC): http://aoec.org/
- AOEC is a network of more than 60 clinics and more than 250 individuals committed to improving the practice of occupational and environmental medicine through information sharing and collaborative research.
- Medical Management Guidelines for Lead-Exposed Adults. Revised 04/24/2007. CSTE Medical Management Guidelines Added October 2013 See Pages 16-17. http://www.aoec.org/documents/positions/mmg_revision_with_cste_2013.pdf [PDF – 260KB]
- Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs): http://www.pehsu.net/
- Based at an academic center, each PEHSU is a collaboration between the pediatric clinic and the occupational and environmental clinic at each site.
- The PEHSUs were developed to provide education and consultation for health care providers, public health professionals, and others about the topic of children’s
- The PEHSU staff is available for consultation about potential pediatric environmental health concerns affecting both the child and the family. Health care professionals may contact their regional PEHSU site for clinical advice.