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National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2019

October 21 – 25, 2019 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week!

From the CDC: “Each year, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) is a call to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and state, tribal, and local governments to increase lead poisoning prevention awareness in an effort to reduce childhood exposure to lead. NLPPW highlights the many ways parents can reduce children’s exposure to lead in their environment and prevent its serious health effects. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and our partners work to heighten awareness of lead poisoning, provide resources, and encourage preventive actions during NLPPW and beyond.”

The themes of this year’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) are

  1. Get the Facts
  2. Get Your Home Tested
  3. Get Your Child Tested

Contact NVHD’s Health Educator, Jamie, if you have questions about lead poisoning prevention by calling 203-881-3255.



CT DPH Lead Poisoning Prevention: https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Environmental-Health/Lead-Poisoning-Prevention-and-Control/For-Parents

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