Parents and Caregivers
Lead poisoning is preventable. The key is to stop children from coming into contact with lead. Talk to your healthcare provider about risk factors that may put your family at risk and whether a blood test should be done. If your child has higher levels of lead in their blood than most children, they can be connected to follow up services to reduce long-term effects.
The following resources provide information and guidance on how to protect yourself and your family from the effects of lead exposure.
- 5 Things You Can Do to Help Lower Your Child’s Lead Level [PDF – 234 KB] and en Español [PDF – 166 KB]
- Blood Lead Levels in Children [PDF – 100 KB]
- Are You Pregnant? (Printable PDFs in English [PDF – 2 MB] and en Español [PDF – 2 MB])
- Know the Facts (Printable PDF [PDF – 977 KB])
Ethan’s House Gets Healthier with a Visit from the Lead Poisoning Prevention Team [PDF – 3 MB] – children’s coloring book on making a home lead safe.
A Healthy Home for Everyone: The Guide for Families and Individuals [PDF – 3 MB] – booklet with information and action steps for making your home healthy and safe.