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childhood lead poisoning prevention branch



A healthy, lead-safe environment where all children can achieve their full potential.GettyImages-1166891877


To eliminate childhood lead poisoning by identifying and caring for lead-burdened children and preventing environmental exposures to lead.


The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch (CLPPB) has six goals:

  • An informed public able to protect children from lead exposures
  • Well supported and effective local programs to detect, manage, and prevent childhood lead poisoning
  • Fully developed capacity to track lead exposure statewide and to monitor the management of lead-burdened children
  • Strong infrastructure enabling the prevention of children's exposure to lead through partnerships with government agencies, community-based organizations, and the private sector
  • Full compliance with Federal and State statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Continued state and national leadership through research, policy development, and standard setting

CLPPB Fact Sheets

CLPPB fact sheets provide information about California's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, including key initiatives and associated results.

FactSheet​Program Overview

CLPPB COVID Fact SheetStrategies to Address Declining Blood Lead Screening Rates During COVID-19

Screen shot of the COVID Impacts fact sheet

CLPPB's website is organized by audience. The links below provide information tailored to the different groups who work to prevent childhood lead poisoning. For additional information about CLPPB and its services, please contact us.

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