Create Lead-Safe Housing as a Community

Note: While these documents refer to a blood-lead level of 10 μg/dL as the CDC level of concern (now outdated) for adverse health outcomes in children, the strategies described in these publications are still appropriate for community-level primary prevention activities.

Building Blocks for Primary Prevention: Protecting Children from Lead-Based Paint Hazards (2005) (PDF, 1.47 MB) - Offers 70 "building blocks," or primary prevention strategies to reduce exposure to hazards in housing.

Lead Exposure in Young Children: A Housing-Based Approach to Primary Prevention of Lead Poisoning (2004) (PDF, 967 KB) - A housing-based approach to primary prevention to accelerate progress toward the elimination of elevated blood lead levels in children.

Ten Effective Strategies for Preventing Childhood Lead Poisoning Through Code Enforcement (WORD, 68.5 KB) - Describes how lead safety can be incorporated into local code enforcement.

The Community Tool Box: Bringing Solutions to Light - Promoting community health and development by connecting people, ideas, and resources.

Last Revised: July 6, 2015