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Lead Week 2021 Resources

Lead Week is a national annual campaign during the last full week of October to bring awareness to and prevent childhood lead exposure. This year, Lead Week took place October 24-30. To learn more about lead poisoning and how to prevent exposure, visit the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch's (CLPPB's) Frequently Asked Questions or Lead Education Materials.

Webinar Series: 

The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch (CLPPB) hosted a webinar series during Lead Woman with headphones looking at a laptopWeek 2021 which highlighted important lead poisoning prevention work taking place throughout the state of California. Each webinar session focused on a different target audience that the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program serves. The target audiences include local health jurisdiction health programs, healthcare providers, childcare providers, parents and communities, and environmental professionals. A recording of each webinar session is available below. To request a copy of the slide deck for any of the sessions, please email

Webinar for Local Health Programs

Alameda and Fresno County Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs present their efforts to prevent childhood lead poisoning in their communities and how they work in conjunction with other local health programs to carry out their mission and objectives.

View the webinar recording for local health programs

Recording password: UfxC3ApR

Webinar for Health Care Providers

The local Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) and the California Poison Control System provide innovative strategies for protecting children and families from toxic lead exposure.

View the webinar recording for health care providers

Recording password: JzYHsx6D

Webinar for Parents and Community Members

Lead expert, Dr. Jill Johnston, from the University of Southern California, presents about what lead is, how it impacts children's health, how to prevent lead poisoning, and how parents can get involved in their communities.

View the webinar recording for parents and community members

Recording password: HrAXS73W

Webinar for California Licensed Child Care Facilities and Child Care Providers

The California Department of Social Services discusses the new California Day Care Facilities Act, which sets forth new requirements for testing drinking water for lead. This session provides up-to-date information and requirements for lead testing and funding opportunities for protecting children from lead in drinking water.

View the webinar recording for California licensed child care facilities and child care providers

Recording password: wUpqycG5

Webinar for Environmental Professionals

Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Orange County Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs share best practices for environmental professionals for collaborating with local code enforcement agencies, conducting proactive rental inspections, and collaborating with local communities experiencing environmental injustice.

View the webinar recording for environmental professionals

Recording password: JdpsUFA2

Social Media

Lead poisoning prevention and education messages were posted on CDPH and local health jurisdiction's social media platforms during Lead Week. Check CDPH's Facebook and Twitter during the week of October 24-30, 2021, for information, tips, and resources for keeping your family lead-safe.

Local Events

For information about events that took place in your area, please contact the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program in your jurisdiction.

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