Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

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CDC Advisory Regarding the Use of the LeadCare Analyzer to Analyze Venous Blood Specimens

Staying Lead Safe During Covid

The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch (CLPPB) has developed a new web page, Resources for Staying Lead-Safe During COVID-19. The page includes resources to help families, schools, and child care providers learn more about lead poisoning, blood lead testing, and how to prevent lead exposure while they are likely spending more time at home during COVID-19. For children living in homes with lead hazards, this additional time spent at home may increase their risk for lead poisoning.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

October 20 through 26 is National Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Our theme this year is, “Dust and dirt with lead can hurt. Keep kids away from lead where they play.”  Did you know that lead poisoning is dangerous to the health and development of young children? A child with lead poisoning can have trouble learning, paying attention, and behaving. The only way to know if your child has lead poisoning is for your child to get a blood test for lead. Many children at risk for lead poisoning have not been tested. Has your child been tested for lead poisoning? For more information, call our office at (714)567-6220.

La Semana Nacional de Prevención Del Envenenamiento con Plomo en los Niños es del 20 al 26 de octubre. El tema de este año es, “Polvo y tierra contaminada con plomo pueden dañar.  Evite que sus hijos jueguen en lugares contaminados con plomo.” ¿Sabía usted que el envenenamiento por el plomo daña la salud y el desarrollo de los niños? Un niño que tiene envenenamiento con plomo puede tener problemas de aprendizaje y de conducta. La única manera de saber si su hijo tiene envenenamiento por plomo es de asegurar que su hijo obtenga un examen de sangre para plomo. Muchos de los niños expuestos al plomo aún no han recibido la prueba de plomo. ¿Y usted, le ha hecho la prueba del plomo a su hijo? Para más información, llame al (714)567-6220.


 

 

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