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 an elevated blood lead level, your child 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 icon[PDF – 234 KB] and en Español pdf icon[PDF – 166 KB]
- Blood Lead Levels in Children pdf icon[PDF – 305 KB]
- Are You Pregnant? (Printable PDFs in English pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB] and en Español pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB])
- Know the Facts pdf icon[PDF – 277 KB] and en Español pdf icon[PDF – 218 KB]
Ethan’s House Gets Healthier with a Visit from the Lead Poisoning Prevention Team pdf icon[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 icon[PDF – 3 MB] – booklet with information and action steps for making your home healthy and safe.