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The Lead-Free Kids Campaign
This campaign raises awareness of lead hazards and alerts the public to lead prevention resources.

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Main page for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; includes information on a wide variety of programs.

HUD Office of Lead Hazard Control
Comprehensive site with information about grant programs, lead-related research, lead-safe work practices, and much more. Many helpful documents can be downloaded free from this site, including Lead Paint Safety: A Field Guide for Painting, Home Maintenance, and Renovation Work and HUD's Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead Hazards in Housing.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Important information on the effects of lead poisoning in children and adults; a guide to various regulations involving lead; and standards for the evaluation and control of lead hazards.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Guidance for parents and others about potential sources of lead contamination; the health effects of lead poisoning; and information about lead levels in society.

U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
Best source for information about potential lead contamination of the food supply, from such potential sources as soldered cans and old/foreign glazed dishware.

State of Vermont - Department of Health
The Vermont Department of Health is the lead agency designated by the State to address lead poisoning prevention. This recently updated site provides links to Vermont's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and a host of information on lead paint safety and lead poisoning prevention.

State of Vermont - Department of Housing & Community Affairs
Information on a variety of housing assistance and community development programs; and links to many related Vermont-based websites.

Alliance to Hhttp://www.afhh.org/http://www.afhh.org/ealthy Homes
he Alliance for Healthy Homes is a national, nonprofit, public interest organization working to prevent and eliminate hazards in our homes that can harm the health of children, families, and other residents. These hazards include lead, mold, carbon monoxide, radon, pests, and pesticides.

National Center for Healthy Housing
the National Center for Healthy Housing works toward reducing children's risk of lead poisoning and has expanded its mission to help to decrease children's exposure to other hazards in the home including biological, physical, and chemical contaminants in and around the home.

Vermont Tenants, Inc.
Provides guidance to tenants about Vermont's Lead Paint Law and how to find out if their home is in compliance. This site also includes a comprehensive guide to rights and responsibilities of renting in Vermont.

Environmental Defense Fund
Lead poisoning issues are discussed from the point of view of this large environmental advocacy group. Site includes a listing of dishware that has been tested and meets California's strict lead leaching guidelines.

The Lead Listing
A national list of lead-related service providers, including inspectors, risk assessors, laboratories, and abatement contractors.

American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines for parents regarding various environmental hazards for children, including lead paint.

EMedicine Site for medical providers includes information on diagnosing and treating lead poisoning.

U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration The main web page of the federal agency overseeing employee health & safety issues.

 
 
 
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