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Technical Studies

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EPA conducts research and applied science on a range of technical issues relevant to the federal lead program. These efforts are helping to:

  • Determine the linkage between children's blood lead levels and environmental lead levels.
  • Assess the extent of lead and lead hazards in the United States.
  • Evaluate ways to reduce children's lead exposure.
  • Foster the development of better ways to identify and control lead hazards so as to eliminate childhood lead poisoning.
  • Support federal policies through sound science and analysis.

Listed below are technical documents, reports, articles, and other technical materials related to lead.

Some items are available through the National Lead Information Center (NLIC). These items have an NLIC reference number following the title. Use the NLIC reference number to order a document using the National Lead Information Center Document Request Form page.

Similarly, other items are available from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) and are identified by an NTIS reference number following the title. Use the NTIS reference number when ordering from NTIS. To order from NTIS, call 1-800-553-NTIS (6847) or submit a request at the NTIS ordering site.

The technical items on this page are organized in the following categories:

Federal Strategy for Dealing with Lead

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Blood Lead Levels

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Linkage Between Blood Lead and Environmental Lead

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Extent of Lead and Lead Hazards in the United States

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Identifying Lead and Lead Hazards

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Lead Abatement and Hazard Control

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Renovation and Remodeling

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Cleaning Lead Dust

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Educational Interventions