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.

National Lead Information Center1-800-424-LEAD [5323]
Safe Drinking Water Hotline: 1-800-426-4791
US Environmental Protection Agency