Lead-Safe Wisconsin: Website Resources

These lead-related websites hosted on this website are organized into three categories: National, State and Local Websites. Choose a tab below to find websites in that category.


Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Gives general information about lead poisoning and other toxic substances.

National Center for Healthy Homes
National nonprofit organization dedicated to the issue of childhood lead poisoning and other home health hazards.

American Medical Association
Articles about lead poisoning, lead's effects on children, case studies, and methods of protection.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Childhood Lead Poisoning and Prevention Program
A program in the CDC's National Center for Environmental Health. It provides information for state and local health departments, and facts for the general public.

Consumer Product Safety Commission
This federal website offers information on lead in consumer products, and awareness of paint and chemical stripper hazards.

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
This federal website offers printable guidelines and information on lead-hazard control in English and Spanish. It also has a web page dedicated to information for parents.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
This federal website offers a lead page with information, brochures, and technical issues relevant to the federal lead program and U.S. regulations.
Now available en español.

Environmental Protection Agency - Region 5
This subsection of EPA specifically serves Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and 35 Tribes.

Food and Drug Administration
By searching the FDA site for "Lead Poison," you can find ways to prevent childhood lead poisoning and identify products that contain lead.

MedlinePlus Information on Lead Poisoning
This information is from the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. It provides articles from federal departments, including EPA, OSHA, and HUD.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIESH)
This web page offers articles about lead's effects on children and family members.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
NIOSH's "Selected Topic - Lead" page is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

National Lead Information Center (NLIC)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Lead section


Listed below are links to the websites of other Wisconsin state agencies with information about lead.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Waste management for disposal of solid and hazardous waste, and air emissions of lead.

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Alerts and recalls on products containing lead (e.g., sidewalk chalk) and information on how to file a home improvement project complaint.

Wisconsin Occupational Health Laboratory
Laboratory analysis on lead content in air, dust wipe, paint chip, and soil.

Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
Laboratory analysis of blood lead levels, as well as pottery lead testing.

Children with Special Health Care Needs - Regional Centers
Locations of regional resource centers providing free and confidential assistance to both health care providers and families of children with special health care needs.

Other State Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs


Wisconsin Local Health Departments
Directory of local health departments including name of the Health Officer, address, phone number, email address, and website.

WISCAP Member Agencies
Contact information for agencies that provide housing assistance to families.

Wisconsin Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program Clinic Locations
Contact information for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) projects around Wisconsin that provide nutrition programs for families with young children.

Last Revised: May 5, 2021