CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Childhood lead poisoning remains a major preventable environmental health problem in the United States. About a million children younger than 6 years of age in the United States have blood lead levels of at least 10 micrograms per deciliter (ug/dL), a level high enough to adversely affect their intelligence, behavior and development. Minority and poor children are disproportionately affected.
Children poisoning There are many different types of poisoning. All are accidental and some do not have an immediate affect on a child. The following are some technical terms that describe the different types of poisonings.
First-Aid for Poisoning If someone in your home is exposed to a poison the following information is intended to help you do the right thing as quickly as possible.
Lead Poisoning in Children The Health Department is telling you that your child has elevated lead levels in their blood. How serious is this and how do you prevent this from continuing to affect your child?
Preventing Accidental Poisonings The three most important safety messages to prevent poisonings are: (1) Use child-resistant packaging because it saves lives; (2) Keep medicines and household chemicals locked up out of reach and out of sight of young children because some children can open child-resistant packaging; and (3) Keep the poison control center number next to your telephone and call immediately if a poisoning occurs.
Preventing Childhood Poisoning Most people regard their home as a safe haven, a calming oasis in an often stormy world.But home can be a dangerous place when it comes to accidental poisoning, especially accidental poisoning of children. One tablet of some medicines can wreak havoc in or kill a child.