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Alarming levels of lead have been found in traditional cosmetics used in Hindu and Muslim religious practices and South and Southeast Asian cultures. High lead levels have also been found in the spice turmeric, particularly in smaller batches brought in from overseas.
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Lead poisoning prevention tips
Lead poisoning is a significant environmental health problem.
Laws and regulations are in place to protect people; however lead poisoning is still a risk for many Oregonians, especially children. The Lead Poisoning Prevention Program enforces state regulations, oversees professional training and certification, and responds to concerns about lead and its effect on public health.
Contact Us Training Calendar (pdf) Notice of Abatement Form (pdf)
NEW: EPA Final Strategy to Reduce Lead Exposures and Disparities in U.S. Communities
EPA developed the Strategy to Reduce Lead Exposures and Disparities in U.S. Communities to advance EPA’s work to protect the public from lead with an emphasis on high-risk communities. https://www.epa.gov/system/files/documents/2022-10/Lead%20Strategy.pdf
Memento Morbi: A Monthly Communicable Disease Summary Report (most current case data available)
EPA Affirms Building Managers Responsible for Lead-Based Paint Safety Requirements When Performing Renovations
CDC: Update of the Blood Lead Reference Value, 2021
FDA Safety Warning and Recalls for LeadCare Analyzers
Senate Bill 64 Amends Lead-Based Paint ORS 431A.358
Law Related to Demolition of Residences with Lead-Based Paint
Alerts and Recalls
Reducing Lead in School Drinking Water
Report unsafe work practices
Oregon Construction Contractors Board licenses "Lead Safe" contractors for home renovation, repair or painting.
CCB Lead Safe Contractors
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