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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 will take place on October 24-30. Everyone is encouraged to get involved with Lead Week by participating in events and sharing these resources about preventing childhood lead poisoning. 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) is hosting a webinar series during Lead Woman with headphones looking at a laptopWeek 2021 which highlights important lead poisoning prevention work taking place throughout the state of California. Each weekday during Lead Week, CLPPB will host a webinar session for a particular target audience or population 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. Please join the California Department of Public Health for the following  free sessions open to the public. Each session will offer closed captioning and real-time Spanish language translations. The sessions will be recorded and shared on this page in mid-November. Click on the links for each session to register.

Monday, October 25, from 10a-11a PDT

All local health programs are invited to attend this session to learn about the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. Alameda and Fresno County Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs will 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.

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Tuesday, October 26, from 10a-11a PDT

​Health care professionals are invited to join the local Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) and the California Poison Control System. The presentation will provide innovative strategies for protecting children and families from toxic lead exposure.

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Wednesday, October 27, from 1p-2p PDT

​​Parents and community members are invited to join lead expert, Dr. Jill Johnston, from the University of Southern California, who will present about what lead is, how it impacts children's health, how to prevent lead poisoning, and how parents can get involved in their communities.

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Thursday, October 28, from 10a-11a PDT

California licensed child care facilities and child care providers are invited to join the California Department of Social Services for a presentation related to the new California Day Care Facilities Act, which sets forth new requirements for testing drinking water for lead. This session will provide up-to-date information and requirements for lead testing and funding opportunities for protecting children from lead in drinking water.

We're sorry but this webinar session has reached max capacity. We will be offering a recording of the webinar for your viewing after the event. Please visit our website in mid-November for more information.

Friday, October 29, from 10a-11a PDT

Environmental professionals are invited to join Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Orange County Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs as they 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.

Register for this session

Blog Campaign

CLPPB will partner with government, non-profit, and personal blog accounts and email listservs. The purpose of the blog campaign is to reach a wider audience and provide a consistent Lead Week message across the state to raise awareness of lead sources and underscore the importance of blood lead testing.

Social Media

Lead poisoning prevention and education messages will be posted on CDPH and local health jurisdiction's social media platforms during Lead Week. Check CDPH's Facebook and Twitter accounts throughout the week for information, tips, and resources for keeping your family lead-safe.

Local Events

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

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