Sources of Lead Exposure
The primary source of lead exposure for children is
lead paint, house dust and lead-contaminated soil. Adults may be
exposed to lead in the workplace. Other sources, such as traditional
home remedies and cosmetics, can contribute to a child's lead exposure.
Product Alerts Resources
and information on product alerts.
and Routes of Lead Exposure (PDF, 130 KB) A description of commonly identified sources of
lead exposure and routes of exposure.
Metals: Lead (Exit DHS) Lead is one of the most comment overexposure found in industry and is a
primary cause of
workplace illness. OSHA is moving towards
a 5 year goal of a 15% reduction
in the average severity of lead exposure or employee blood lead
levels in selected industries and workplaces.
Technical Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based
Paint Hazards in Housing (Exit DHS) The guidelines provide detailed,
comprehensive, technical information on how to identify lead-based
paint hazards in housing and manage such hazards safely and
efficiently. They are based on the concepts, definitions, and
requirements set forth by Congress in Title X of the 1992 Housing
and Community Development Act.
in Water: Questions and Answers (Exit DHS) Frequently asked questions about lead in
drinking water, and links to the federal on the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Your Family From Lead in Your Home" in
(Exit DHS; PDF, 662 KB),
Spanish (Exit DHS)
(Exit DHS; PDF, 936 KB),
(Exit DHS; PDF, 664 KB),
(Exit DHS) and
(Exit DHS; PDF 281 KB)
Look Out for Lead in English (PDF, 92 KB)
and Look Out for Lead in
Spanish (PDF, 67 KB)
Lead Paint Safety: A Field Guide for Painting, Home
Maintenance, and Renovation Work in English
PDF, 1.3 KB) and Spanish (Exit DHS;
PDF, 1.9 KB)