Lead Poisoning in Children - Professional Resources

Lead Poisoning in Children: Early Detection, Intervention and Prevention

Professional Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Minnesota Department of Health (Environmental Health)

Minnesota Lead Poisoning Prevention Reports

Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)

American Academy of Pediatrics

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Clinical Treatment Guidelines

The Childhood Blood Lead Clinical Treatment Guidelines for Minnesota were officially released in July 2001 and updated March 2011. They represent the consensus opinion of eight physicians experienced in treating patients with elevated blood lead levels. Efficacy of chelation therapy and establishing criteria for initiation of chelation therapy were extensively discussed by the work group in developing these guidelines. The guidelines are endorsed by the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA), MN Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP), and the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA). Child and Teen Checkups providers should be using the MDH Clinical Treatment and Case Management Guideline information provided in the links below.

MDH Lead (Environmental Health)

Ramsey County Lead Information

Hennepin County Lead Information

National Center for Healthy Housing

Recalls and product safety for toys from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

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