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Lead Resources and Partners

Lead Resources and Partners... 

This page contains information about Oregon EPHT's local and national resources and partners for lead poisoning prevention.

 

 

For tips about how to protect yourself and your family from lead poisoning, please check out our  Lead Frequently Asked Questions 

 

Local Resources and Partners   

Oregon Lead Poisoning Prevention Program operates within the Oregon Department of Human Services and is jointly funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Their mission is to eliminate lead poisoning in Oregon and they work towards goal through education, outreach, research and policy efforts with contractors, health care providers, homeowners and local health departments. Their website contains a wealth of information about these topics.

 

The Community Energy Project holds free classes for homeowners to learn about how to make their homes lead safe. 

 

Multnomah County Lead Program and Lead Line provides information and resources to Multnomah County residents about lead poisoning and prevention.  

 

Growing Gardens provides free lead soil tests to qualifying homeowners. 

 

Oregon Center for Environmental Health is dedicated to protecting public health and the environment through community action to eliminate toxic pollutants.      

 

Oregon Environmental Council estimated the cost of lost lifetime earning due to lead poisoning in Oregon. 

Josiah Hill Clinic gives free blood lead testing.

 

National Resources and Partners   

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS):  www.atsdr.cdc.gov/tfacts13.html

 

Alliance for Healthy Homes:   www.afhh.org/index.htm 

 

Lead in Paint, Dust, and Soil, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): www.epa.gov/lead/index.html

 

Alliance for Healthy Homes:   www.afhh.org/index.htm 

 

Lead in Paint, Dust, and Soil, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

www.epa.gov/lead/index.html

 

National Environmental Public Health Tracking (NEPHT) Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DHHS:  www.cdc.gov/nceh/tracking 

 

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS),National Institutes of Health, DHHS:  www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/lead/index.cfm 

 

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, CDC, DHHS:  www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/ 

 

Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):  www.hud.gov/offices/lead/