Monday, April 11, 2011

Lead In Tap Water: CDC Public Health Communications Need Improvement -- GAO

This Government Accountability Office report (GAO-11-279), dated March 2011, recommends that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) (1) publish an article providing a comprehensive overview of tap water as a source of lead exposure and communicating the potential health effects on children and (2) develop procedures to address any confusion after information is published. CDC generally concurred with GAO’s recommendations. For the second recommendation, while CDC described procedures it is developing, the agency did not explicitly address all components of the recommendation.

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