National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

October 25 – 31, 2020

Each year, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) is a call to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and state, tribal, and local governments to increase lead poisoning prevention awareness in an effort to reduce childhood exposure to lead. NLPPW highlights the many ways parents can reduce children’s exposure to lead in their environment and prevent its serious health effects. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and our partners work to heighten awareness of lead poisoning, provide resources, and encourage preventive actions during NLPPW and beyond.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2020 Partner Information Kit
2020 National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Banner

The themes of this year’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) are

  1. Get the Facts
  2. Get Your Home Tested
  3. Get Your Child Tested

The NLPPW Partner Information Kit pdf icon[1.2 MB]external icon  (en Español pdf icon[PDF – 2.5 MB]external icon) aims to help individuals, organizations, and state and local governments to work together to reduce childhood exposure to lead. The Partner Information Kit provides state and local governments and organizations with key materials and resources that are available for distribution to a wide array of audiences. The digital kit Includes:

  • Basic Lead Poisoning Information
  • Talking Points
  • Steps to Create Localized Outreach
  • Examples of Awareness Activities
  • Customizable Materials
  • Social Media and Multimedia
  • Other Resources

For more information including downloadable/customizable materials such as posters, flyers, sample proclamation, word icon[DOC – 29.7 KB]external icon and a press release, word icon[DOC – 30 KB]external icon etc., please visit these partner websites:

Sample Social Media Posts for 2020 National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

You can actively participate with HUD, EPA, and CDC to spread the word about National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week by sharing messaging on social media using the hashtags #leadfreekids and #NLPPW2020.  Interested in learning more about Lead from EPA, HUD, and CDC?

This year HUD, EPA, and CDC will be posting social media messages corresponding to daily themes.

You can retweet or share messages sent from these social media accounts, use the sample social media posts provided below corresponding to the daily themes, or write your own!

Monday, October 26, 2020 – How Do You Know if There is Lead in Your Home?

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – Make Sure Children Have Safe Crawls

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  • Did you know children’s hands and toys can pick up household dust or exterior soil contaminated by lead? Be sure to move children’s outdoor play areas away from bare soil and the sides of your home. Wet-mop floors and wet-wipe surfaces indoors often to reduce the risk of lead exposure! #NLPPW2020 #leadfreekids
    https://www.epa.gov/lead/protect-your-family-exposures-lead#soilexternal icon
  • Lead exposure is dangerous during early childhood development, particularly for children who crawl! Make sure to take off your shoes when entering the house to prevent bringing lead-contaminated soil in from outside. #NLPPW2020 #leadfreekids
    https://www.epa.gov/lead/learn-about-lead#exposedexternal icon
  • If you work near lead-based products, you can carry lead dust home on your clothes.  Keep your family safe by learning more about ways to prevent bringing sources of lead exposure home!
    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/lead/safe.html
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 – Speak to a Health Care Provider about Blood Level Tests for Children

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 – Learn more about your Drinking Water

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Friday, October 30, 2020 – Lead Information in Other Languages

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