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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs (CLPPPs)
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs (CLPPPs) work to keep children from getting lead poisoning. Each county in California has a CLPPP and can help you get a blood test for lead. The CLPPP can come to your home and tell you if it has lead in it and what to do to keep your family safe. The CLPPP has educational materials for families with children who want to learn more about how to prevent lead poisoning.
What services are available to to me and my family?
CLPPPs offer a variety of free services including educational materials on lead sources, nutrition and blood lead testing to help you learn more about lead poisoning.
CLPPPs have people who can talk to you about how to prevent lead poisoning or to help your child and family learn what to do if your child has been found to have a high blood lead level.
CLPPPs have nurses who will come to your home and do a full health and nutritional assessment. These services are primarily for people under age 21. Occupational health services are also available for some adults who get exposed to lead through their work.
CLPPPs also have environmental investigators who will test your home and any place your child spends time (like a childcare facility or other caregiver home) to test for lead, to provide information to reduce exposure or to get rid of the lead sources.
Who can get services?
Some educational and other services are available to all members of the public. CLPPPs work with health care providers to make sure that children with high blood lead levels are cared for and that families learn about lead risks and exposure.
Anyone under 21 that has had a blood test for lead which was high can ask for help from a CLPPP.
Some CLPPPs may offer nursing and home services to children with lower blood lead levels.
How do I get services from the CLPPP?
You can find your local CLPPP by clicking on the link below:
You can also contact the California Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch at 850 Marina Bay Parkway, Building P, Third Floor, Richmond, CA 94804 (510) 620-5600
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