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resources relevant to this topic may be provided in the Federal Agencies,
Hotlines, Holistic/Multi-Topic Web Resources, and/or Recursos en Español
(Spanish Resources) sections of the website. Further, links to specific
documents, fact sheets, etc. are provided within the relevant topical sections
of the Alliance website.
A Guide to Working Safely with Residential Lead Paint
- This is an informational brochure developed by the National Center
for Healthy Housing and the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America.
American Industrial Hygiene Association - www.aiha.org/qs/Reports/scopeSearch.aspx
- The AIHA website offers a list of EPA-approved lead labs. To create
this list, select ELLAP as the accrediation program and click Submit.
Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning - www.leadsafe.org
- This website contains information on lead poisoning, services provided
by the Coalition, Maryland laws, and links to other sites for more information.
Don't Spread Lead - www.nelcc.uconn.edu/documents/Dont_Spread_Lead.pdf
- This booklet, produced by the New England Lead Coordinating Committee,
explains lead-safe work practices to do-it-yourself home remodelers.
Global Lead Network – www.globalleadnet.org
- Sponsored by the Trust for Lead Poisoning Prevention, the GLN provides
policy and advocacy tools and resources to all stakeholders interested
in developing and implementing solutions to the international aspects
of lead poisoning and pollution. The GLN website works to facilitate information
exchange and collaboration among its many members by providing searchable
databases of members, best practices, legislation, and citations, and
by maintaining an online discussion conference to allow interested individuals
to communicate directly about various lead poisoning prevention efforts.
Lead Listing, The National Lead Service Providers’ Listing
System [temporarily disabled] - www.leadlisting.org
- A state-by-state listing of companies providing lead services and training
in all lead disciplines, including lead dust sampling, lead-based paint
inspection, risk assessment, and abatement.
Lead Safe Illinois - www.leadsafeillinois.org
- This website provides a range of free educational tools, interactive
tests, housing guidelines, and local statistics for the Chicago, Illinois
Maintaining a Lead Safe Property
- A do-it-yourself manual, published by Dennis Livingston, for homeowners
and property managers, which provides step-by-step instructions and detailed
illustrations of affordable solutions to lead-based paint problems. To
order copies, contact Community Resources; 28 E. Ostend Street; Baltimore,
MD 21230; Phone: 410-727-7837 or Fax: 410-706-0295.
Scorecard - www.scorecard.org/env-releases/lead
- This interactive web-based tool, developed jointly by the Alliance and
Environmental Defense, presents community-level information about potential
lead hazards associated with housing, enables users to determine the relative
risk of lead hazards in their state or county, and allows users to rank
that state or county’s lead hazards relative to other portions of
Scorecard Tip Sheet – www.afhh.org/res/res_pubs/scorecardtips.htm
- This is a fact sheet developed by the Alliance to help individuals use
the Scorecard effectively.
United Parents Against Lead (UPAL) - www.upal.org
- UPAL is an organization comprised of parents of lead poisoned kids that
provides information and referrals to families on the local, state, and
National Safety Council, Lead Fact Sheet - www.nsc.org/library/facts/lead.htm
- This fact sheet produced by NSC is an information resource on lead,
its health effects, how to test for lead-based paint in the home, and
how to reduce and prevent lead exposure.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Childhood Lead
Poisoning Prevention Program - www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/lead.htm
- CDC’s CLPPP provides state and local health departments with funding
to evaluate area lead poisoning prevalence, ensure appropriate follow-up
for children identified with elevated blood lead levels, and work with
communities to prevent lead exposures in the first place. Another CDC
resource for lead information is the lead section in the Third National
Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals, www.cdc.gov/exposurereport/3rd/pdf/thirdreport.pdf.
- Building Blocks for Primary Prevention:
Protecting Children from Lead-Based Paint Hazards - www.afhh.org/buildingblocks
- Through Building Blocks for Primary Prevention: Protecting Children
from Lead-Based Paint Hazards, the Alliance has identified and
assembled for CDC a comprehensive collection of strategies that merit
consideration by state and local governments and others in position
to reduce lead hazards in housing and thereby help meet the Healthy
People 2010 goal of eliminating childhood lead poisoning.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Healthy
Homes and Lead Hazard Control - www.hud.gov/offices/lead
- This Office operates a grant program for state and local governments,
conducts research and outreach on healthy homes, enforces the lead hazard
disclosure law, and develops lead-based paint regulations and policies.
HUD’s Healthy Homes Initiative supports research to identify and
demonstrate low-cost, effective home hazard assessment and intervention
methods, and public education that stresses ways in which communities
can mitigate housing-related hazards. Other
relevant HUD resources include:
- Excerpts from A Field Guide for Painting,
Home Maintenance and Renovation Work - www.afhh.org/res/res_pubs/hfg.pdf
- This link contains the table of contents from the guide, step-by-step
instructions and sketches on getting started with a home maintenance
or renovation project, painting, and cleaning up lead safely. The guide
is available in its entirety at www.hud.gov/offices/lead/training/LBPguide.pdf.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Several areas
and documents within the EPA website contain information related
to lead poisoning and prevention. Specifically, some of these include
- Office of Pollution, Prevention &
Toxics, Lead in Paint, Dust, and Soil - www.epa.gov/lead
- Includes outreach materials such as, "Reducing Lead Hazards When
Remodeling Your Home."
- Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water,
Lead in Drinking Water - www.epa.gov/safewater/lead/index.html
- Includes informational and educational materials as well as legislative
and regulatory information.
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Region 1, New England Lead Coordinating Committee - www.afhh.org/res/res_pubs/insidersguide.doc
- An Insider's Guide To Lead-Safe Painting and Home Improvement (This
brochure is available in PDF format in both Spanish and English, and
text format in English only.)
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration -
- A comprehensive list of OSHA-approved blood lead labs can
be found on this web page.
Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program - www.aclppp.org
- This CLPPP works with local and statewide organizations to educate the
public and medical community about lead poisoning; provide case management
services; identify, reduce, and remediate lead hazards; and assist local
housing departments in lead hazard remediation activities.
State of Maine, Department of Environmental Protection
- Maine’s DEP provides a resource entitled Essential Maintenance
for a Lead-Safe Home, which contains useful information on safe remodeling
and work practices.