Environmental Surveillance and Toxicology Branch

Texas Health Steps (THSteps)
Toll Free: 1-877-847-8377 
Earn FREE Continuing Education Credits: Free Online Provider Education

Environmental Lead Program 
Abatement Notifications: (888) 778-9440 ext. 6747
or (512) 834-6747
Compliance Section: (800) 293-0753
or (512) 834-6665
Surveillance Section: (800) 293-0753
or (512) 834-6747
Business Filing and Verification Section: (800) 572-5548 
or (512) 834-6600
Trainer Accreditation Information: (800) 572-5548
or (512) 834-6600

DSHS Laboratory Website
Toll Free: 1-888-963-7111, ext. 7318

Texas Information and Referral Network

Find a certified Lead Risk Assessor

Federal Programs & Resources

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Search CPSC's entire web site — search on "Lead" to find consumer information alerts on lead in paint, children's products, crayons, mini blinds, etc. 

National Organizations and Resources

Alliance for Healthy Homes 
The Alliance for Healthy Homes is a national, nonprofit, public interest organization working to prevent and eliminate hazards in our homes that can harm the health of children, families, and other residents. These hazards include lead, mold, carbon monoxide, radon, pests, and pesticides.

Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is dedicated to breaking the link between unhealthy housing and unhealthy children. GHHI replaces stand-alone housing intervention programs with an integrated, whole-house approach that produces sustainable green, healthy and safe homes. - See more at:

Environmental Defense Fund 
Information on health effects of lead and consumer information on lead in ceramic dishes.

National Center for Healthy Housing (formerly National Center for Lead-Safe Housing)
Mission is to reduce childhood lead poisoning while preserving the nation's stock of affordable housing.

United Parents Against Lead (UPAL)
National organization of and for parents of Lead Poisoned Children working to end the continuing threat of lead poisoning through education, advocacy, resource referral and legislative action. 

Local Resources

Fort Worth Lead-Safe
This program provides lead hazard reduction home repair services to help create a lead-free environment for children and residents of Fort Worth. Participation requires a paint inspection of the property to determine the presence of lead-based paint and residents must be income-eligible.