Each year National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is a call to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and state and local governments to help increase lead awareness by using their efforts and collaborations to reduce childhood exposure to lead.
The theme for National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is "Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future." EPA, along with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will provide information to protect against lead poisoning.
This year we've added a focus on testing children for elevated blood lead levels. Lead can enter the body in many ways, and children’s blood lead levels tend to increase rapidly from 6 to 24 months if exposed. A simple blood test can detect lead.
Interested in participating? Here’s what you can do to help EPA, HUD, and CDC spread the word:
Visit our National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week webpage to get our flyer, poster, web banners and other materials;
Check out our new sharable infographics on lead poisoning awareness; and
Share and like Facebook and Twitter posts with #LeadFreeKids and #NLPPW2017
You can also spread the word about the work you and others are doing in the United States and globally to raise lead poisoning awareness by registering the National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week events you hold at http://www.who.int/ipcs/lead_campaign/event_registration/en/.
More information is available at EPA’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week website.