Lead Safety

Title Abstract Publication Date
3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Child Care Facilities: Revised Guidance. Provides information about sources of lead in drinking water and its health effects, particularly in young children and infants. Simple instructions for testing water and recommended solutions for... 11/30/2005
3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities Toolkit. Provides EPA manuals and supplemental materials to assist schools and child care facilities in their efforts to develop programs and policies to reduce lead leveles in drinking water. 11/30/2005
3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools: Revised Technical Guidance. Provides training for school officials to raise awareness of the potential occurrences, causes, and health effects of lead in drinking water; to assist school officials in identifying potential areas... 11/30/2005
Additional Artificial Turf Issues. Addresses concerns over chemical and other hazards of artificial turf fields. Ingredients in the crumb rubber filling, abrasions, higher surface temperatures, and potential for lead in the fibers are... 12/31/2007
American Water Works Association AWWA is an international nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of drinking water quality and supply. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the...
An Award-Winning Approach To Lead Safety. Details how a lead safety project funded in the Toyota Tapestry Grant program provided students with the resources to test for and discover lead present in their recently renovated school. Discusses... 12/31/2001
Are You Providing Safe Drinking Water at Your School? This helpful brochure discusses the following issues: preventing contamination near drinking water sources; lead in drinking water; cross-contamination; water conservation; securing your drinking... 04/30/2003
Are Your Custodians Exposed to Excessive Lead Levels? Data from a 1994 University of Maryland study suggest that typical janitorial tasks (sweeping, vacuuming, emptying trash receptacles, cleaning fixtures, and other related housekeeping activities)... 06/30/1997
Assisting Schools and Child Care Facilities in Addressing Lead in Drinking Water. Compares and contrasts EPA's guidance to schools and child care facilities under the Lead Contamination Control Act (LCCA) and the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). It also provides a brief overview... 12/31/2004
Blood Lead and Turf Field Q and A. Presents a brief list of six questions and answers addressing concerns of those who might have played at artificial turf fields in New Jersey that have been found to contain lead. 03/31/2008
CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention {CDC} develops programs and policies to prevent childhood lead poisoning, educates the public and health care providers, provides funding to state and...
Development of Health Criteria for School Site Risk Assessment Pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 901(g): Child-specific Benchmark Change in Blood Lead Concentration for School Site Risk Assessment. Establishes a new child-specific health guidance value (HGV) for lead, for use in health risk assessment at school sites pursuant to California's Health and Safety Code Section 901(g). These... 03/31/2007
Elephant in the Playground. Discusses the continuing hazard of lead poisoning, in spite of significant headway that has been made over the past 50 years. The effect of lead on humans, lead in paint and soils, and climatic... 12/31/2009
Getting the Lead Out. Examines plumbing standards and laws regarding lead content in school bathroom faucets and how to address these concerns. Issues to consider when building new school facilities are highlighted. 04/30/1997
Getting the Lead Out. Describes the effects of lead poisoning. Because the source of lead poisoning in most children is old house paint, and is found mostly in substandard housing, lower-income children are... 12/31/2002
Healthy Schools: Lessons for a Clean Educational Environment. Helps school employees and parents recognize potential environmental health issues at schools, both indoors and outdoors. It includes basic information about mold, radon, VOCs, ventilation, asbestos... 12/31/2007
Heavy Metal. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that more than 1 million children ages 5 and under are afflicted with unsafe amounts of lead. Schools can be a source of lead poisoning.... 11/30/2001
Helping Parents Prevent Lead Poisoning. ERIC Digest. Children are at greater risk than adults for lead poisoning because children absorb lead more readily than adults, and a small amount of lead in children's bodies can do a great deal of harm.... 06/30/2002
Identifying and Treating Environmental Hazards. Advises on identification, analysis, abatement, and remediation of asbestos, lead-based paint, and mold. 02/01/2008
Is There Lead in the Drinking Water? Many children spend a significant part of their days at school or in a child care facility. This fact sheet describes how lead can get into the water in educational facilities and why water should be... 03/31/2002
Lead Astray. Elaborates on a recent discovery of lead in artificial playing turf fibers. The evolution of the discovery and warnings that were issued, the responses from the artificial turf industry, the... 07/31/2008
Lead Exposure Reduction Act of 1992. This two-part report deals with the Lead Exposure Reduction Act of 1992(H.R. 5730), an amendment to the Toxic Substances Control Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The amendment is... 12/31/1991
Lead Hazards in California's Public Elementary Schools and Child Care Facilities: Report to the California State Legislature In response to California's 1992 Lead-Safe Schools Protection Act, the state's Department of Health Services conducted a study of the extent of lead contamination in paint, soil, and water... 04/14/1998
Lead in American Schools: What School Districts Should and Should Not Do. Examines the lead issue in school buildings, noting that even minimal exposures to lead can create diagnosable health problems in children. Includes comments about current regulations and laws... 12/31/2000
Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Non-Residential Buildings. This manual demonstrates how drinking water in schools and non-residential buildings can be tested for lead and how contamination problems can be corrected if found. It also provides background... 03/31/1994