Document Type


Associated Faculty

Dr. Mary Tedesco-Schneck

Sponsoring Academic Department

School of Nursing

Publication Date


Abstract/ Summary

Exposure to lead in children can have serious long-term health implications, including cognitive and developmental delays. This systematic literature review identifies evidence-based strategies to prevent lead exposure and ensure early detection of elevated lead levels in children less than 5 years of age. The purpose of this review is to determine reliable and valid methods to prevent and screen for lead exposure in children less than 5 years of age to inform practice, research, and policy.


pre-print (i.e. pre-refereeing)