EPA’s Lead Risk Reduction Program

Lead paint is a significant and widespread threat to people’s health, especially children. The primary goals of the EPA Lead Risk Reduction Program are to decrease the number of children with blood lead levels ​of five micrograms per deciliter or higher, and reduce the higher rates of elevated blood lead levels found among low-income children and in communities of color. The program ​works to identify and reduce exposure to lead from lead-based paint. National and state risk reduction efforts have made great progress, but more needs to be done. EPN created this EPA Lead Risk Reduction Program fact sheet to explain the risks of lead exposure and how important this program is to protecting the health of our children.

Read the full fact sheet: EPA Lead Risk Reduction Program | PDF