lead exposure

Policies for the Prevention and Response to Childhood Lead Exposure

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-09-05

This past Wednesday, the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts, released a new report: 10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure

FDA warns about risk of inaccurate lead tests

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-05-18

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are warning Americans that certain lead tests manufactured by Magellan Diagnostics may provide inacurrate results for some adults and children. The CDC is recommending that parents of children younger than six and pregnant and nursing mothers who have been tested for lead exposure consult a health care professional about whether they should be retested.

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