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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP)

The Orange County Environmental Health Specialists conduct environmental investigations when children with elevated blood lead levels are reported. They identify and test for possible lead sources such as paint, soil, and dust and provide recommendations to reduce exposure to lead. The specialist will follow-up to ensure that sources of lead exposure are eliminated.

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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. Click here to find tips for reducing lead sources at home and how you can "Make Your Home Lead-Safe for Your Child."



Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

October 24 through 30 is National Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Our campaign message this year is, “Even small amounts of lead can harm a child’s health. Ask your child’s doctor about a blood lead test”. 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 a 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 25 al 31 de octubre. El tema de este año es, Hasta pequeñas cantidades de plomo pueden hacerle daño a su hijo. Pregúntele a su médico acerca de una prueba de plomo en la sangre.” ¿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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

 Renovate Right Brochure
Effective April 22, 2010, all renovation work done on pre 1978 residential property, that disturbs more than 6 square feet of lead paint, must be done by an EPA Certified RRP Contractor. View Renovate Right brochure

This pamphlet is intended to educate consumers who own or rent property that was built before 1978. It identifies the disclosure responsibilities of landlords, sellers and renovators about the potential hazards of lead-based paint and other sources of lead contamination. View EPA-approved information pamphlet information



YouTube Videos

Wash Away The Lead

A fun song and video inspired by California's theme for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2011, "Wash Away the Lead." Children and adults can sing along and learn about sources of lead.



Lead's Revenge!



A training video about lead paint and ladder safety by California Department of Public Health.


Sources of Lead Exposure

Our environment is full of lead. There are several exposure sources for childhood lead poisoning. However, lead-based paint is the most widespread and dangerous high-dose source of lead exposure for young children.

Additional Sources of Lead




Code and Building Inspectors


phone Contact us for lead complaints related to sandblasting or unsafe lead work practices 714-433-6000.





Additional information for Parents and Medical Providers

For questions, please contact Orange County Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at (714) 567-6220.