Lead-Safe Texas Newsletters

The Lead-Safe Texas Newsletter is published by the Texas Department of State Health Services’ Blood Lead Surveillance Branch (BLSB) to provide information on lead poisoning prevention news and updates. Sign-up to receive the semi-annual Lead-Safe Texas Newsletter and informed about lead related activities in Texas.

Newsletter Publications:

October 2022 - Volume 4, Issue 2

Topics Covered:

  • National Lead Poison Prevention Week
  • LeadCare Recall Update
  • Reporting Results
  • Community Spotlight

June 2022 - Volume 4, Issue 1 

Topics Covered:

  • Testing
  • COVID-19 and Testing Trends
  • Office of Inspector General Report
  • Reporting Results
  • New Blood Lead Reference Value

September 2021 - Volume 3, Issue 2

Topics Covered:

  • Incorporating Lead Education as part of Anticipatory Guidance
  • Trend of Testing Rates & Numbers of Children Tested in Texas, 2013-2019
  • Why is it Important to Report?
  • 5 Important Reasons to Follow-Up with Your Child's Blood Lead Test

May 2021 - Volume 3, Issue 1

Topics Covered:

  • Testing has Decreased: Why it Matters
  • What the Numbers Say
  • Investigating from a Distance: How Risk Assessors are Tackling the Pandemic
  • Retests are Best: How Retesting is a Key Part of Prevention

September 2020 - Volume 2, Issue 2

Topics Covered:

  • Testing: Every Child Counts
  • Reporting: An Rx for Success
  • Don't Let Prevention Take a Back Seat
  • Complete Report, Complete Peace of Mind
  • Making Sure Your Practice is Covered: Filing for Reimbursement

Winter/Spring – Volume 2, Issue 1

what’s INSIDE?

  • About this Newsletter
  • About the Blood Lead Surveillance Branch
  • What is Lead?
  • What Should Healthcare Providers Know About Lead?
  • What Should Parents Know About Lead?
  • Did You Know…
  • Keeping Your Family Safe from Lead Exposure
  • Lead in the Workplace
  • Health Effects of Lead Exposure
  • For More Information
  • Trivia Question

Last updated January 5, 2023