Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP)
The Orange County Environmental Health Specialists conduct environmental investigations when children with elevated blood lead levels are reported. They identify and test for possible lead sources such as paint, soil, and dust and provide recommendations to reduce exposure to lead. The specialist will follow-up to ensure that sources of lead exposure are eliminated.
October 20 through 26 is National Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Our theme this year is "Lead can be in dust and dirt. Wash your child's hands often." Lead poisoning is dangerous to the health and development of young children. The only way to know if your child had lead poisoning is for your child to get a blood test.
Effective April 22, 2010, all renovation work done on pre 1978 residential property, that disturbs more than 6 square feet of lead paint, must be done by an EPA Certified RRP Contractor. View Renovate Right brochure
This pamphlet is intended to educate consumers who own or rent property that was built before 1978. It identifies the disclosure responsibilities of landlords, sellers and renovators about the potential hazards of lead-based paint and other sources of lead contamination. View EPA-approved information pamphlet information
A fun song and video inspired by California's theme for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2011, "Wash Away the Lead." Children and adults can sing along and learn about sources of lead.
A training video about lead paint and ladder safety by California Department of Public Health.
Sources of Lead Exposure
Our environment is full of lead. There are several exposure sources for childhood lead poisoning. However, lead-based paint is the most widespread and dangerous high-dose source of lead exposure for young children.
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