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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
3 out of 4
3 out of 4
Year Published: 
2012

Low Level Lead Exposure Harms Children: A Renewed Call for Primary Prevention – Report of the Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Description of Resource: 
The Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention recommends (1) the term “level of concern” (e.g., blood lead level (BLL) >10 ug/dL considered to be of concern) be eliminated; (2) the use of a reference value based on the current distribution of BLL among U.S. children ages 1 to 5 to identify children and environments associated with lead-exposure hazards; (3) the implementation of a nationwide primary prevention policy; (4) the development and enforcement of lead-safe housing standards; and (5) the adoption of prevention strategies to reduce environmental exposure from lead in soil, dust, paint, and water before children are exposed.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
CDC/Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Environmental Health
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Cohort Study
Expert Opinion
Case-Control Study
Experimental Study
Citation: 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention. Low Level Lead Exposure Harms Children: A Renewed Call for Primary Prevention – Report of the Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Internet]. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2012 Jan 4 [cited 2013 Jan 17]. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/acclpp/final_document_030712.pdf