Lead Poisoning: Exposure, Abatement, Regulation, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Lead Poisoning

Exposure, Abatement, Regulation, 1st Edition

By Joseph J. Breen, Cindy R. Stroup

CRC Press

304 pages

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Hardback: 9781566701136
pub: 1995-03-23

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Lead Poisoning discusses one of the most critical and preventable environmentally induced illnesses. The actual toll lead poisoning takes on society cannot be measured fully due to the "silent" nature of health effects, such as subtle intellectual deficits and neurological damage, caused by chronic low-level exposures. This book covers every major topic on the subject, including lead poisoning in children, sources of contamination, state-of-the-art sampling and analytical measurement methods, the newest studies on low-cost abatement methods, and much more. This reference is the most comprehensive presentation of issues currently available under one cover.

The text is divided into three major parts. Part I provides insights from studies assessing lead exposures from paint, dust, soil, and lead battery recycling operations. The second part is a unique collection of strategic federal policy statements from the U.S. EPA, HUD, and HEW-CDC. It details the National Implementation Plan as well as a local government's efforts to provide low-cost effective risk communication and public outreach to the community. The next part offers seven chapters on analytical issues in the measurement of lead in blood, paint, dust, and soils. Part IV, Sampling Methods and Statistical Issues, rounds out the technical portion of the volume. The relationships among lead levels in biological and environmental media are investigated and the interpretive problems discussed. The use of multi-element analysis of environmental samples as an approach to investigate sources is described.

The book finishes with its most unique feature-OPPT's Check Our Kids for Lead Program, one organization's effort to empower its employees to make a personal difference in confronting the problem of lead poisoning in children. The Program serves as a model for other government organizations (federal, state, and local), university and community organizations, and corporations to educate them and take personal and corporate responsibility for addressing this important and environmental health problem.

Table of Contents

Lead Exposure and Abatement

The Prevalence of Lead Paint in Housing: Findings from the National Survey, R.P. Clickner, V.A. Albright, and S. Weitz

Data Analysis of Lead in Soil (HUD Survey Data), S.F. Brown, B.D. Schultz, R.P. Clickner, and S. Weitz

National Survey of Lead Paint in Housing: Analysis of Error Sources, J.W. Rogers, R.P. Clickner, and M. Chen

The HUD Lead-Based Paint Abatement Demonstration in Public Housing, R.F. Eberle

Information Collected in the HUD Abatement Demonstration Program and Its Application in Planning a Follow-On Study, R.A. Lordo and M. Chen

Results from the Pilot Comprehensive Abatement Performance Study, B.E. Buxton, S.W. Rust, F. Todt, T. Collins, C. Boudreau, R. Hertz, P. Constant, G. Dewalt, J.G. Schwemberger, and B.S. Lim

Incidence of Severe Lead Poisoning in Children in Trinidad Resulting from Battery Recycling Operations, I. Chang-Yen, C. Emrit, and A. Hosein-Rahaman

Program and Policy Issues

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Broad Strategy to Address Lead Poisoning, J.S. Carra

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Lead Strategy and Lead-Based Paint Program, R.J. Morony and B.T. Cook

CDC's Perspective on Preventing Lead Poisoning in Young Children, S. Binder

National Implementation Plan for the Prevention of Childhood Lead Poisoning from Residential Exposure to Lead-Based Paint, B.T. Cook

A Pound of Prevention, An Ounce of Cure: Paradigm Shifts in Childhood Lead Poisoning Programs, K.W.J. Rochow

Coordinated National Strategy on Childhood Lead Poisoning: A National Action Plan, A.M. Guthrie and D. Ryan

Encapsulation of Lead-Based Paint, B.A. Leczynski, J.G. Schwemberger, and R.J. Cramer

Successful Low-Cost Risk Communication and Public Education Programs, D.L. McAllister

Chemical Measurement Methods

Phosphate Addition to the Delves Cup Method, F. Ruszala, D. Worsley, and J. Hogan

New Developments in Lead Paint Film Analysis with Field Portable X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzer, S. Piorek, J. Pasmore, B.D. Lass, J. Koskinen, and H. Sipila

The Analysis of Lead-Based Paint Layers: A Qualitative Comparison of Methods, R.J. Narconis, V. Divljakovic, S.L. Barnes, and A.M. Krebs

Characterization and Identification of Lead-Rich Particles: A First Step in Source Apportionment, G.S. Casuccio, M.L. Demyanek, G.R. Dunmyre, B.C. Henderson, and I.M. Stewart

Development of a Field-Test Method for the Determination of Lead in Paint, and Paint-Contaminated Dust and Soil, P.M. Grohse, K.K. Luk, L.L. Hodson, B.M. Wilson, W.F. Gutknecht, S.L. Harper, M.E. Beard, B.S. Lim, and J.J. Breen

Preparation and Evaluation of Lead-Containing Paint and Dust Method Evaluation Materials, E.E. Williams, D.A. Binstock, E.D. Estes, J.D. Neefus, L.E. Myers, W.F. Gutknecht, B.S. Lim, J.J. Breen, S.L. Harper, and M.E. Beard

NIST-SRM 2759 Lead Paint Films for Portable X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzers, P.A. Pella, M. McKnight, K.E. Murphy, R.D. Vocke, E. Byrd, J.S. Kane, E.S. Lagergren, and S.B. Schiller

Sampling Methods and Statistical Issues

Vacuum Sampling of Settled Dust for Lead Analysis, B.S. Lim, J.G. Schwemberger, P. Constant, and K. Bauer

Analysis of Factors Contributing to Lead in Household Dust: Accounting for Measurement Error, B. Price and E.C. Baird III

Multi-Element Analysis of Lead-Based Paint Abatement Data, J.G. Kinateder, S.W. Rust, and J.G. Schwemberger

Determination of Environmental Lead Using Compositing of House Dust Samples, M.R. Farfel and C.A. Rohde

Sampling Methodology and Decision Strategy for Testing for Lead-Based Paint in Public Housing, D.C. Cox and J.G. Schwemberger

Efficient Methods of Testing Lead-Based Paint in Single-Family Homes, A. Greenland, D.C. Cox, J.G. Schwemberger, and C. Foster

Relationships Among Lead Levels in Blood, Dust, and Soil, D. Burgoon, S.W. Rust, and K. Hogan

Application of a Novel Slurry Furnace AAS Protocol for Rapid Assessment of Lead Environmental Contamination, M.S. Epstein, S.M. Smith, and J.J. Breen


Check Our Kids for Lead: Empowering Employees to Make a Difference, J.J. Breen, C.R. Stroup, S. Wooten, V.R. Anderson, K.A. Benjamin, G.H. Bergeison, S.F. Brown, B.T. Cook, G. Cooper, L.M. Harris, B.S. Lim, D.G. Lynch, and B.A. Myrick


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Environmental
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety