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Childhood lead poisoning prevention branch

Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2023

​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 takes place October 22–28 and California’s theme i​s, “Protect your family from all sources of lead air pollution, including aircraft and shooting ranges.” Everyone is encouraged to ge​t 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 lead exposure, visit the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch’s (CLPPB’s) Frequently Asked Questions and Lead Education Materials.​​

Webinar Series

Webinar Series flyer, person sitting at a computerDuring Lead Week, CLPPB will host guest speakers to present about lead air pollution. Please join the California Department of Public Health for ​free webinars open to the public. Click on the link for each session to register.

Monday, October 23: Time: 1-2 pm

The CDPH Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch (CLPPB) will provide an overview of statewide efforts around addressing the dangers of lead air pollution.

Register for Monday's webinar by CLPPB

Tuesday, October 24: Time: 10-11 am

Earth Justice will present on the role of environmental and community groups in bringing change at the federal level, EPA's proposed endangerment finding for leaded aviation gas, and what it means for the future of leaded aviation gas.

Register for Tuesday's webinar by Earth Justice​

Thursday, October 26: Time: 1-2 pm

San Diego Pediatricians for Clean Air will discuss policy change in reducing leaded aviation gas, how it supports community health, and the importance of advocacy work.

Register for Thursday's webinar by San Diego Pediatricians for Clean Air

Friday, October 27: Time: 9-10 am

Santa Clara CLPPP and CLPPB will present on State and local efforts to educate communities about the impacts of leaded aviation gas and ways to protect families' health.​

Register for Friday's webinar by Santa Clara County and CLPPB

Social Media​

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

Local Events

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

Lead Air Pollution Infographic.jpgView/download the informational flyer - Bilingual (English/Spanish) (PDF)

View Lead Week resources from previous years.

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