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:


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
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Trivia Question




    Last updated January 5, 2023