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Lead poisoning can be very harmful to children. Children under 6 are the most vulnerable to the effects of lead poisoning, including lower IQ levels. Lead can be inhaled or ingested, and the level of lead builds up in a person's blood.




boy touching paintThe Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs (CLPPP's) goals are:

  • Educate the public about the dangers of lead

   • Assist families in eliminating sources of lead in their homes
If you think your child has been exposed to lead, that your house contains sources of lead, or if your child demonstrates any of the symptoms of lead poisoning, please call our program at 1-800-346-6520.


Join the California Department of Public Health’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program in celebrating Lead Week 2021 by participating in this year’s first-ever Webinar Series. Throughout the week of October 25-29, we’ll be featuring presenters covering lead poisoning prevention topics for parents, healthcare professionals, childcare providers, and local health programs. All are welcome and registration is free. Register at #NLPPW2021


A blood lead test is the only way to know if your child has lead poisoning!

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