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The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published guidelines for the testing and risk assessment of lead in housing, aimed towards reducing lead poisoning primarily in children and women of child-bearing age.


1-800-35-NIOSH (1-800-356-4674)

Callers may request information about NIOSH activities, order NIOSH publications or request information about any aspect of occupational safety and health.

However, this toll free number is NOT a hotline for medical emergencies.

A variety of online resources are available for dealing with lead issues. These resources include:

General Occupational Safety and Health Information


Information on Lead-Based Paint Abatement in Housing


Information about Federal Lead Regulations

    HUD statutes
    EPA,   1-800-424-LEAD

National Lead Information Center: 1-800-LEAD-FYI

Information about Lead-Related Diseases

    Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Information about Consumer Products Containing Lead

    Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) 1-800-638-2772

Industry Web Sites of Potential Use

    National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA)
    Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC)


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