University of Kentucky College of Agriculture


Children's Environmental Health: Lead

Lead Poisoning Prevention

Lead is a heavy metal that was once used in paint, water pipes, gasoline, pottery and several other products. You cannot see or smell lead, so you can have it in or near your home without even knowing it.


Publications (PDF format):

Lead Poisoning Prevention

Lead and Drinking Water: What You Need to Know


For Extension Agents and lesson leaders:

Lead Poisoning Prevention Teaching Outline

Presentation Slides


Links to Additional Information:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Lead Awareness Program

Kentucky Department for Public Health - Child Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Kentucky Department for Public Health - Environmental Lead Program



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