Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

What’s New?

Recall of LeadCare Blood Lead Tests Due to Risk of Falsely Low Results (June 2021)

CDC Advisory Regarding the Use of the LeadCare Analyzer to Analyze Venous Blood Specimens (May 2017)

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.

October 24-30, 2021 is Lead Poisoning Prevention Week!

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  • Even small amounts of lead in the body can make it hard for children to learn, pay attention, and succeed in school. Lead can be found in many places inside and outside your home. 
  • The only way to know if your child has lead in their body is to get a blood test for lead. Ask you child's doctor about testing for lead. 
  • For more information, please visit www.ochealthinfo.com/lead or www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/clppb, or call the Orange County Health Care Agency's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, (714) 567-6220.

Please also join the California Department of Public Health for a free webinar session for parents and community members. The speaker will be Dr. Jill Johnston, a lead expert from the University of Southern California, who will present about what lead is, how it impacts children's health, how to prevent lead poisoning, and how parents can get involved in their communities. Click here to Register for this session. 
The session will offer closed captioning and real-time Spanish language translations. 
It will be recorded and shared on the registration page in mid-November. 

 

 

 
 

 
 

 

 

Contact Us:

Telephone:  (714) 567-6220

Fax:  (714) 834-7702

Lead Program Services