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Title:
Has Your Child Had a Lead Test Yet?
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Description:
In 1970, the Surgeon General officially recognized lead poisoning as a potential health problem for the first time. The Lead Paint Poisoning Prevention Act of 1971 prohibited the use of lead-based paint in federal buildings and housing units and in the manufacturing of cooking utensils, toys, and furniture. Lead paint disproportionately affected urban children who frequently lived amidst rundown conditions with chipped and peeling paint. This poster from the Department of Health and Human Services adopts the authoritative image of the medical doctor as an advocate of lead tests for children. The text warns parents that children might by poisoning themselves by eating paint chips and offers free lead tests for children. In the late 1970s, an estimated 15 million children had unsafe lead levels. By 1991 that number had been reduced to 1.7 million.
NOTE: Slide of original poster image is slightly blurry.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (584,551 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
ca. 1970
Creator:
United States Department of Health and Human Services
Source:
Original Repository: History of Medicine Division. Prints and Photographs Collection
This image may also be accessed from the Images from the History of Medicine (IHM).
URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/ihm/
IHM Order Number: A018021
Publisher:
United States Department of Health and Human Services
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Lead Poisoning
Public Health
Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
Lead Poisoning
Exhibit Category:
Environmental Health
Unique Identifier:
VCBBCV
Document Type:
Posters
Slides (photographs)
Language:
English
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2010-06-03
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