HEALTH MATTERS: Lead poisoning in children: Still a threat
Elizabeth Heavey RN, CNM, PhD

December 2008 
Volume 38  Number 12
Pages 17 - 18
  PDF Version Available!


Heavey, Elizabeth RN, CNM, PhD

Issue: Volume 38(12), December 2008, p 17–18 Publication Type: [Department: upFront: HEALTH MATTERS: Promoting health and wellness] Publisher: © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Institution(s): Elizabeth Heavey is an assistant professor of nursing at SUNY Brockport in Brockport, N.Y.

LEAD, AN ENVIRONMENTAL TOXIN found in some paint, drinking water, household dust, soil, old painted toys, and other products, poses significant health risks to children who ingest or inhale it regularly. 1 Healthy People 2010 has made eliminating elevated lead levels in children a priority goal. In this article, I'll discuss how to identify and control children's exposure to lead and implement appropriate screening and intervention for children at risk.

Finding the source

Laws passed in 1976 eliminated lead from gasoline and reduced allowable industrial output, significantly decreasing exposure to airborne lead and residual lead in soil. 2 Then lead-based paints ...

Purchase Now !

To purchase this item, follow the instructions below. If you’re not already logged in, be sure to enter your login information below to ensure that your item is saved to your File Drawer after you purchase it.

Not a member? Join now for Free!

1) If you're not already logged in, enter your information below to save this item in your File Drawer for future viewing.

User name:


Forgot your user name or password?
2)  If you have a coupon or promotional code, enter it
here.(If not, just click Continue.

Digital Coupon: (optional)

3)  Click Continue to go to the next screen, where
you'll enter your payment details.

jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality

For life-long learning and continuing professional development, come to Lippincott's NursingCenter.

Nursing Jobs Plus
Featured Jobs
Recommended CE Articles

Blunt Chest Trauma
Journal of Trauma Nursing, November/December 2014
Expires: 12/31/2016 CE:2 $21.95

The School Age Child with Congenital Heart Disease
MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, January/February 2015
Expires: 2/28/2017 CE:2.5 $24.95

Understanding multiple myeloma
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, January/February 2015
Expires: 2/28/2017 CE:2 $21.95

More CE Articles

Subscribe to Recommended CE

Recommended Nursing Articles

Comprehensive Care: Looking Beyond the Presenting Problem
Journal of Christian Nursing, January/March 2015
Free access will expire on March 2, 2015.

Pain and Alzheimer dementia: A largely unrecognized problem
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, January/February 2015
Free access will expire on February 16, 2015.

Glycemic control in hospitalized patients
Nursing2015 Critical Care, January 2015
Free access will expire on February 16, 2015.

More Recommended Articles

Subscribe to Recommended Articles

Evidence Based Practice Skin Care Network NursingCenter Quick Links What’s Trending Events