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LEAD IN THE AMERICAS: A call for action CONTENT     Preamble   13     Introduction   15  1.   Executive Summary: Action Plan to Reduce Lead in the Americas   21  2.   Setting the Stage: Historical Milestones in the Reduction of Lead in the Americas   39     3. Session A: Keynote Address   49      Lead at the Workplace and in the Environment: Is It Preventable?   51      Session B: Health Effects of Lead   57      Effects of Lead on Children's Health   59      Effects of Lead on Adult Health   66      Session C: Extent, Sources, and Pathways of Lead Exposure in the Hemisphere   75      Prevalence of Exposure and Data Quality of Lead Contamination in Latin America and the Caribbean   77      Nature and Extent of Lead Exposures and Toxicity in the Americas   84      Session D: Case Studies of Interventions   91      Introduction: Case Studies of Interventions   93      Voluntary Industry Initiative: Removal of Lead Solder from Cans   94      A Case Study in Government Regulation: U.S. Gasoline Lead Reduction   98      Activism: The Role of Organized Labor in Promoting a Healthy Workplace   105      Community Activism and Education: Access to New Knowledge as a Basis for Community Empowerment   110

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LEAD IN THE AMERICAS: A call for action  4.   Working Group Summaries   117     Appendixes   145     Appendix A: References   147     Appendix B: Poster Presentations   157     Appendix C: Analytical Methods for Blood Lead Measurement   173     Appendix D: Technical Assistance and Information Resources   177     Appendix E: Conference Agenda   191     Appendix F: Conference Participants   203