Lead Poisoning Prevention
Lead poisoning is considered one of the most preventable environmental diseases among children.
Each year, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW; October 25-31 in 2020) calls on individuals, organizations, industry, and state, tribal, and local governments to come together to reduce childhood lead exposures by increasing lead poisoning prevention awareness. The Washington Poison Center is dedicated to these goals during NLPPW and all year long. Through our established partnerships with multiple vital community organizations, we educate communities about lead poisoning, sources of lead exposure, and the importance of screening children for elevated lead levels.
If you are interested in involvement with our lead education, please email Alex Sirotzki: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for an online training for viewing at your convenience. The training covers:
- What is lead and lead poisoning
- Health effects of lead
- Testing for lead
- Common sources of lead
- Lead poisoning prevention strategies
- Washington data
Access community resources:
- Lead fact sheets
- Public Health – Seattle & King County: Facts about lead and its human effects
- Washington State Department of Health:
- Water testing labs
The Washington Poison Center’s lead education is made possible by the help of community partners. Thank you!