ERIC Number: ED175572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Preventing Lead Poisoning in Young Children: A Statement by the Center for Disease Control.
Center for Disease Control (DHEW/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
The purpose of this statement by the Center for Disease Control is to reflect new data available from clinical, epidemiological and experimental studies by making revised recommendations regarding the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and followup of children with undue lead absorption and lead poisoning. The ultimate preventive goal is identification and removal of lead in the environment before it is absorbed by the child. Until this occurs, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and environmental management will continue to be necessary public health activities. Topics discussed in the statement are: (1) the background of past experience with lead screening and the nature of the effects of lead on health; (2) aspects of screening procedures, including the goal, target population, schedule, methods, and interpretation of results; (3) the types of procedures to be followed and tests available for diagnostic evaluation of the patient's lead absorption status; (4) suggestions for clinical management of children diagnosed at various risk determinations (urgent risk, high risk, moderate and low risk); (5) environmental investigation and intervention, including common methods for reducing lead-based paint hazards; and (6) health education. The statement also includes a list of references and reprints of two papers published by members of the Center for Disease Control: "Exposure to Lead: Sources and Effects," by Dr. Herbert Needleman, and "Treatment of Lead Poisoning," by Dr. Julian Chisolm. (Author/SS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Disease Control (DHEW/PHS), Atlanta, GA.