Lead Safety

Title Abstract Publication Date
Lead in Drinking Water: Information for Schools and Day-Care Centers. This fact sheet describes the hazards of lead, what's being done to control lead in plumbing systems, sources of lead in a building, and actions to take to reduce lead in drinking water. 12/31/2002
Lead in School Drinking Water Knowledge-Base This is a computer-aided instructional program intended to allow school administrators to determine the presence of lead in school water systems. Remedial actions are outlined. 12/31/1990
Lead Paint in Schools In a Q&A format, this answers such questions as: How do I determine whether my child's school has a problem with lead paint?; Why should we be concerned only about peeling and chipped paint... 12/31/2003
Lead Safety and School Modernization. This factsheet is for anyone responsible for modernization projects in California's public schools where materials containing lead may be disturbed or where lead abatement is planned. It... 08/31/2001
Lead-Safe Practices for Older and Historic Buildings. Offers guidance on renovations of buildings with pre-1978 paint, which may contain lead. Through inexpensive materials and lead-safe renovation techniques, historic buildings can be made lead safe... 12/31/2010
Lead-Safe Schools Curriculum. This guide presents lesson plans, overheads, and handouts that can be used to present a five-hour course on lead hazards in school maintenance work. The course is designed to give school employees... 12/31/1999
Lead-Safe Schools Guide For Maintenance and Operations Departments. This guide provides California school districts with information for creating safer lead-free school environments through better custodial and maintenance policies and practices. The guide examines... 12/31/1999
Lead-Safe Schools Kit. This kit contains four trainers tools for educating California school maintenance and operations personnel on providing lead-safe schools. Contents include the Lead-Safe Schools Curriculum that has... 12/31/1999
Lead-Safe Work Requirements To Protect Children During Renovation, Repair and Painting Activities To provide additional protection for children across the country, EPA is proposing that contractors and construction professionals doing renovation in child-occupied facilities that contain lead-... 06/04/2007
LOHP Lead Safe Schools Project--publications, training, hotline Set up by the Labor Occupational Health Program the Lead-Safe Schools program offers publications, provides training to school maintenance staff, and a telephone hotline to California school...
Memorandum of Understanding on Reducing Lead Levels in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with several federal agencies, state drinking water programs, and drinking water associations that represent... 05/31/2005
Methods of Exposure Assessment: Lead-Contaminated Dust in Philadelphia Schools. This study was conducted to accurately assess children's exposure to lead in schools in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The authors conclude that current cleaning methods are effective at preventing... 06/30/2000
Physical School Environment. Presents facility-related information from The Centers for Disease Control's 2006 School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS). Text, graphs, and tables illustrate percentages of states,... 12/31/2006
Potential Exposure to Lead in Artificial Turf: Public Health Issues, Actions, and Recommendations. Discusses concerns over potentially high lead levels in artificial sports turf, as indicated by tests on fields in New Jersey. Information on the presence of lead in various types of fibers,... 06/17/2008
Reducing Health Risks on Campus. Advises on handling asbestos, lead, mold, and radon risks in new and existing schools, as well as during renovations. 05/31/2008
Reducing Lead in Drinking Water: A Manual for Minnesota's Schools. This manual was designed to assist Minnesota's schools in minimizing the consumption of lead in drinking water by students and staff. It offers step-by-step instructions for testing and reducing... 12/31/1999
Reducing Lead in School Drinking Water: A Case Study. The Seattle School District began a program in 1990 to identify lead levels in the district's drinking water and to implement measures to lower any high lead levels. Recounts each of the seven... 11/30/1991
Renovate Right. Provides basic facts about lead and information about lead safety when work is being childcare facilities or schools. These include basic facts about lead and health, how to choose a contractor, how... 02/29/2008
Schools on Alert over Water Quality. Describes problems with lead-tainted drinking water in schools across the country, particularly in cities with many older school buildings. Highlights the sometimes contentious process toward... 03/16/2004
Schools Respond to Risk Management Programs for Asbestos, Lead in Drinking Water and Radon. This paper summarizes the findings of a study that examined the effectiveness of risk communication materials, information dissemination and assistance efforts and selected regulatory design... 12/31/1992
Study Cites Threat From Exposure To Lower Levels of Lead. A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that blood lead levels officially considered safe are now believed to hurt a person's intellectual development. This has... 04/29/2003
Testing Schools and Day Care Centers for Lead in the Drinking Water. Descriptions of how, when, and where to sample schools and day care centers for lead in drinking water. Includes instructions for developing a sampling plan, basic sampling protocol, how to interpret... 09/12/2002
The High Cost of Cleanup. Reviews the threat of asbestos, lead, and mercury in schools. Sources of these toxins and options for their removal or containment are covered. 11/30/2006
Update on Lead in School Drinking Water. This memo explains changes in state and federal drinking water regulations for lead and copper, summarizes the data that has been collected by the state's Department of Environmental Protection... 12/31/1996
Water Environment Federation WEF is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization for preserving and enhancing the global water environment. The website's section on water quality news and resources includes hot...