The Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention (ACCLPP) consists of 13 regular voting members knowledgeable in fields associated with childhood lead poisoning who have been selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Committee also includes 9 nonvoting ex officio members representing additional agencies of the U.S. government and 9 nonvoting liaison representatives representing organizations with interests in childhood lead poisoning prevention. The ACCLPP advises and guides the Secretary and Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding new scientific knowledge and technical developments and their practical implications for childhood lead poisoning prevention efforts.
The overall goal of the ACCLPP is to provide advice that will assist the Department and the nation in reducing the incidence and prevalence of childhood lead poisoning.
According to its charter, the ACCLPP reviews and reports regularly on childhood lead poisoning prevention practices and recommends improvement in national childhood lead poisoning prevention efforts. The ACCLPP develops written recommendations for the prevention and control of childhood lead poisoning. In making such recommendations, the ACCLPP takes into account information about the health effects of lead exposure in children, the epidemiology of childhood lead poisoning, implementation issues, ethical and legal constraints, and other factors.
Last updated: 02/04/2008