Lead Poisoning Prevention
Lead poisoning can hurt your child. Lead can harm a child’s brain. Lead poisoning can make it hard for children to learn, pay attention and behave. There is no known safe level of lead in the body. Most children who have lead poisoning do not look or act sick. The only way to know if there is lead in your child’s body is for your child to get a blood test for lead. Children under age 6 are most at risk for lead poisoning. Ask your child’s doctor about testing for lead.
Nevada County Public Health's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) provides education to community schools, medical practitioners, and childcare centers regarding blood lead screening, lead exposure risks and resources. CLPPP provides public health services to anyone from birth up to age of 21 who have lead poisoning. Please contact us for more information.
Providers who provide Child Health & Disability Prevention (CHDP) physicals:
Blood lead testing is performed on children around one year and again at two years of age.
Today, childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children, yet approximately half a million U.S. children have blood lead levels above 3.5 micrograms per deciliter, the reference level at which Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends public health actions be initiated. A simple blood test can prevent permanent damage that will last a lifetime. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and CDC are committed to eliminating this burden to public health.
Water testing for lead can be done through Cranmer Engineering 530-273-7284
Lead Poisoning Prevention Week - Past Years Recorded Webinars: