Childhood lead poisoning is a serious but preventable health problem. Over the past 35 years, NYC has made significant progress in preventing childhood lead poisoning. Both the number of lead-poisoned children and the severity of lead poisoning (as measured by blood lead levels) have decreased dramatically. To find out more about NYC's continual progress in reducing childhood lead poisoning, please review our annual reports and recent publications.
Click here for a list of all Lead Poisoning Prevention Program publications and to browse other Department of Health & Mental Hygiene publications.