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Lead Poisoning Prevention Resource Center (Western New York)
Educational Services

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Health Care Providers

Lectures and Training

The medical director and program coordinator are available to speak to medical students and residents, nursing students, physician associations, hospital grand rounds and other interested groups of healthcare providers.

Please contact the office to schedule a lecture or training.
Phone: (716) 878-7324
Fax: (716) 878-7103

New York State Department of Health

NEW - Guidelines for the Identification and Management of Lead Exposure in Children, New York State Department of Health, December 2011 (PDF)
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2501.pdf

Childhood Lead Poisoning Information
http://www.health.state.ny.us/environmental/lead

Free Online Continuing Education (2 credits)

CDC/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Case Studies in Environmental Medicine: LEAD TOXICITY
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/lead

Reference Papers

American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement
Lead Exposure in Children: Prevention, Detection, and Management
Available at http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/reprint/116/4/1036

Managing Elevated Blood Lead Levels Among Young Children: Recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention, March 2002
Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/casemanagement/caseManage_main.htm
or order a printed copy by calling 1-888-232-6789.

Interpreting and Managing Blood Lead Levels Available at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5608.pdf

Lead Poisoning Fatality Cases

Death of a Child After Ingestion of a Metallic Charm -- Minnesota, 2006
CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, March 31, 2006
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5512a4.htm

Fatal Pediatric Lead Poisoning -- New Hampshire, 2000
CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, June 08, 2001
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5022a1.htm


Child Care Providers

Training

The Lead Resource Center offers a two-hour training session on lead poisoning prevention for childcare providers.

Please contact the center to find out when the next session will be offered.

Resources for Child Care Providers: Please see our Resources page.


Parents

For general information about lead poisoning, please see the Resources page.

• If you are concerned that your child might have lead poisoning, please contact your child’s doctor for an appointment and a blood lead test.

• If your child has been diagnosed with lead poisoning, contact your local county health department’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. For a list of local health departments in New York State, go to http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/lhu/map.htm. Click on the name of the county to visit each health department's website.

Last updated: 01/03/2012