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Lead Poisoning Prevention

Last modified: 2/27/2015 7:47 AM

The Department of Environmental Health, Consumer Protection Division is an integral part of the State’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP). Consumer Protection Division coordinates with Public Health Nurses during home environmental investigations to determine the source of lead poisoning for children with harmful levels of lead in their blood.  In addition, Consumer Protection Division provides outreach and guidance to the public on lead safe work practices, lead hazard reduction and related issues.

  • Lead poisoning is the most common and preventable environmental disease among California children1
  • There are no known safe levels2,3
  • Prevention is the best approach so children are not exposed
  • Screening is the approach to early diagnosis of exposure, if it has occurred 
  • Click here to view common sources of lead around the household
     

References                             

1. MMWR May 27, 2005 / 54(20);513-516 

2. Koller et al. EHP, Jun 2004 

3. Bellinger, Current Opinions in Pediatrics, 2008, 20:172-177