Lead Paint Resources

Lead Hazard Fact Sheets

The following fact sheets provide basic information on lead hazards for general use in the U.S. Most of the information presented is relevant to any occupational or environmental exposure to lead, but all would require some editing for use in other countries. As these fact sheets are produced by government entities, they can be edited and published without fear of copyright protection.

Information in the various languages can be found below:

Childhood Lead Exposures:

Occupational Lead Exposure:

Lead in Vehicle Batteries:


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