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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) provides community education to increase awareness of the potential danger of childrens’ exposure to lead, along with home environmental screenings, public health nurse case management and monitoring child health providers to ensure lead testing in high risk children.

Please call CLPPP at 1 (800) 722-3777 for more information.

 

Lead Service Line Replacement

Service lines feed water from a water main to your home. Unfortunately, some service lines have parts that are made of lead. The California State Water Board, Division of Drinking Water is working with water utility companies to identify and replace parts of the lines that have lead and are owned by the utility companies. Learn more: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DEODC/CLPPB/Pages/LSLR.aspx

 

Lead Recalls

  • For information about recalled products, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.
  • For information about lead in candy, visit CA Department of Public Health, Food and Drug Branch website.
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Lead Related Recalls:
    • March 2024: FDA Alert Concerning Certain Cinnamon Products due to Elevated Levels of Lead. For more information click here
    • November 2023: FDA Investigation of Elevated Lead in Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches. For more information click here
    • February 2023: FDA Announces Voluntary Recall of Shop Me Ca “Diep Bao Cream”. for more information click here
    • July 2022: FDA Announces Nation Wide Voluntary Recall of Natierra Organic Freeze- Dried Blueberry. For more information click here

Additional Resources

California Department of Public Health, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch

Information and Resources for Keeping Your Family Lead-Safe

CLPPP Services

  • Case management services by Public Health Nurses (PHN)
  • Nutritional education and assessment by Registered Dietitian
  • Home environmental sampling of paint, soil, and dust by an Environmental Health Specialist
  • Capillary test trainings to health care providers, and technical assistance regarding Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Division of Health Care Statistics screening guidelines
  • Investigation of complaints from agencies, businesses, and the public of unsafe renovation and remodeling activities that may put a child at risk for lead exposure
  • Health Education staff provides health education through presentations and health fairs to the general public, medical providers, and community-based organizations

Report Unsafe Work Lead Hazards in San Bernardino County

Older homes and buildings built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint. Disturbing lead-based paint by dry scraping or dry sanding during remodeling can create dangerous lead dust. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.
For more information, please see the link below:
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

To report a complaint, contact:

The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at 1(800) 722-3777
Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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