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childhood lead poisoning, population-based research, prevention



  1. Rothman, Nancy L. EdD, RN
  2. Lourie, Rita MSN, RN
  3. Gaughan, John PhD
  4. White, Neva MSN, RN, CRNP


This work describes a demonstration/research project to implement and evaluate community-developed, community-based strategies that address childhood lead poisoning. The project will increase knowledge of childhood lead poisoning as an environmental health risk, as well as hazard, exposure, and outcome surveillance for lead as an environmental agent. At the end of the second year of this study the data indicate increased knowledge about lead poisoning and that more children are being tested for lead poisoning in the experimental census tracts (CTs), when compared with the control CTs, with lower lead levels.