Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
What is CLPPP?
The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) is a Federal and State program implemented with support from the CDC, the Kentucky Department for Public Health, and the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness. The goal of CLPPP is to prevent lead poisoning in all children and pregnant women through training and education for parents, medical providers, school officials and property owners.
CLPPP interacts with the public at community events to provide educational materials, encourage screening of children and pregnant women, and to answer any questions about lead. CLPPP staff also interacts with the medical community to provide lead specific guidance concerning who, when and how often to screen, as well as assisting with follow-up actions for monitoring blood lead levels.
The program also has Environmental Specialists that help to identify lead hazards within the home of a child with elevated blood lead level. State Environmental Specialists also provide required certification courses for contractors and train all employees in lead-safe work practices for those working in pre-1978 housing. More information about this certification can be found under the “Information for Contractors” section.
For more information
- What is lead?
- Information for providers
- Information for contractors and homeowners
- What to do if your child has lead in their blood
- Lead levels and definitions
- National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
400 East Gray St. Louisville, KY 40202
Email: [email protected]
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