Lead Poisoning Prevention Resource List

To have your preschool children tested for lead poisoning:

Contact your child's doctor; or

Contact your local public health department to find out where you can have your child's blood tested for lead. Check the local government listing in the blue pages of your phone directory under "Health Department."

In New York City, call or write to:

New York City Department of Health
Division of Lead Poisoning Control
Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
253 Broadway, Eleventh Floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) BAN-LEAD
(212) 442-1820 for hearing impaired persons
http://www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/html/homeowners/lead_paint.shtml

For general information about lead poisoning:

New York State Department of Health
Bureau of Child & Adolescent Health
28 Corning Tower, Room 208
Albany, NY 12237
(518) 473-4602
www.health.ny.gov./nysdoh/environ/lead.htm

National Lead Information Hotline Center
(800) 424-LEAD
http://www.epa.gov/lead/nlic.html

For general information about lead in tap water:

New York State Department of Health
Bureau of Public Water Supply
2 University Place
Albany, NY 12203
(518) 458-6742

New York City Department of Environmental Protection
59-17 Junction Boulevard
Corona, NY 11368-5107
(718) 699-9811

EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline
(800) 426-4791 or www.epa.gov/ogwdw/dwinfo/ny.htm

For a list of labs certified by New York State to test paint, dust, soil and water for lead:

New York State Department of Health
Environmental Laboratories & Research
Empire State Plaza, Room D224
P.O. Box 509
Albany, NY 12201-0509
(518) 485-5570


To request free tap water testing in New York City:

New York City Department of Environmental Protection
(212) 337-4357

For a copy of New York City Department of Health lead paint abatement regulations:

New York City Department of Health
Division of Lead Poisoning Control
Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
253 Broadway, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10007
(212) BAN-LEAD or (212) 285-4601
http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/environmental/lead-adult.shtml

To report a dangerous lead paint condition in your apartment that the landlord has failed to repair:

Call your local health department or housing department to find out how the housing code regarding lead paint is enforced in your area.

In New York City, contact:

New York City Department of Housing, Preservation & Development
Central Complaint Bureau
215 West 125th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10027
(212) 960-4800

For federal publications, selected journal articles, and other technical information on lead, and for answers from trained information specialists to specific questions on lead-related issues:

 

National Lead Information Clearinghouse
(800) 424-LEAD
TDD Number (800) 526-5456 for hearing-impaired persons
www.epa.gov/lead/nlic.htm

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