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Lead Poisoning Prevention

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Lead Poisoning Prevention
Published on: 1/26/2017 12:00 AM
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP)
What we do
Nevada County Public Health, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program provides education to community schools, medical practitioners, and childcare centers regarding blood lead screening, lead exposure risks and resources.
  • Children under age 6 are most at risk for lead poisoning.
  • Prevent lead poisoning. Get your home tested. Get your child tested. Get the facts!
  • Was your house painted before 1978? Protect your family from lead exposure.
  • Remodeling the home? Renovate right with lead-safe work practices.
  • Talk to your health department about testing home paint and dust for lead.
Questions about lead and testing?
For more information about lead please read this FAQ and Brochures from the California Department of Public Health.  Additional information can be found at the Center for Disease Control.
Information regarding drinking water in California schools can be found here.
Fingerstick Blood Lead Testing:  M.D.'s who provide CHDP physicals; Sierra Family Medical Clinic, Western Sierra Medical Clinic, Sutter Medical Group & Tahoe Forest Multi Specialty Pediatrics in Truckee will do blood lead testing on children around one year and again at two years of age.

Water testing for lead can be done through Cranmer Engineering 273-7284. Call for pricing.

To find a contractor certified to safely remove lead paint, go to the Contractors State Licensing Board.
Additional Contact Information
  • National Lead Information Center: 1-800-424-LEAD  (TDD: 1-800-526-5456)
  • Safe Drinking Water Hotline:  1-800-426-4791
  • US EPA Home Page:  www.epa.gov/lead
  • Nevada County website for current recalls:  Public Advisories
  • Lead Check swabs:  www.leadcheck.com
2016 Nat'l Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
For more information contact the Nevada County
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Coordinator:
Health and Human Services Agency
Nevada County Public Health Department
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program  
500 Crown Point Circle, Suite 110
Grass Valley CA 95945
Phone: 530-265-1460
   Truckee:  530-582-7814