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EPA Releases Lead Reduction Plan

The President's Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children (Task Force) has released a Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures and Associated Health Impacts (Action Plan). The Action Plan is a blueprint for reducing lead exposure and associated harms through collaboration among federal agencies and with a range of stakeholders, including states, tribes and local communities, along with businesses, property owners and parents. The Action Plan has four goals with key priorities and objectives that seek to reduce harm to children from exposure to lead. By identifying specific goals and actions, federal agencies can prioritize their efforts and monitor progress. The four goals are:

Goal 1: Reduce children's exposure to lead sources

Goal 2: Identify lead-exposred children and improve their health outcomes

Goal 3: Communicate more effectively with stakeholders

Goal 4: Support and conduct critical research to inform efforts to reduce lead exposures and related health risks

Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure