National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW)  October 23–29, 2022

October 23–29, 2022


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.

Watch Our Webinars

CDC and HRSA Partner for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention: Guidance for Clinicians

Healthcare providers can play a key role in preventing lead poisoning by identifying children at risk for lead exposure, testing blood lead levels, and connecting families to any needed follow-up services. In partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), CDC subject matter experts provide up-to-date information about preventing exposure to lead, testing, and medical management of children with lead poisoning. Learn about the epidemiology of lead exposure as a public health problem and CDC’s recommended actions for blood lead testing and follow-up care.

All Children Can Be Exposed to Lead: CDC’s Efforts to Promote Awareness and Testing

Lead exposure is not limited to certain groups of children. Children can be exposed to lead from various sources in their environments—some more common than others. In this webinar, CDC subject matter experts discuss the many ways children can be exposed to lead and share tangible ways families can protect children from the harmful effects of lead exposure. Learn about CDC’s efforts and strategies to increase blood lead testing among children.

Watch Partner Webinars

EPA offers the following webinars in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation:

Additional Webinars

Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2022 Information Kit

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

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

The NLPPW Information Kit [PDF 8.6 MB]  (en Español [PDF 8 MB]) aims to help individuals, organizations, and state and local governments to work together to reduce childhood exposure to lead. The 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
  • Digital Materials
  • Social Media
  • Other Resources

For more information including downloadable/customizable materials such as posters, flyers, images, etc., please visit these partner websites:

In 2022 CDC, EPA, and HUD posted social media messages corresponding to the following questions, which were designed to spark conversation on ways we can reduce and prevent lead exposure. Below each question are a few suggestions on information and topics to share and discuss if you decide to develop your own content. There is also “ready to post” content for each question in the table at the end. 

Outreach for 2022 NLPPW through Social Media

EPA, CDC and HUD posted social media messages corresponding to daily questions for conversation during NLPPW and, starting in September, posted social media messages corresponding to the question, “How Can We Reduce Lead Exposure Together?”

For 2022 NLPPW, you could retweet or share messages sent from the EPA, CDC and HUD social media accounts, and/or use the Sample Social Media Package [PDF – 2.2 MB]  (en Español [PDF 1.5 MB])  to write your own posts using the content ideas or adapt the sample posts for your social media account(s).

Sample Social Media Posts for 2022 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 #NLPPW2022 and when appropriate #EJ or #EnvironmentalJustice. Also, tag CDC, EPA and/or HUD to help mobilize individuals and communities to take action to reduce the risk of lead exposure in their environments. Interested in learning more about Lead from EPA, HUD, and CDC?

More Resources

Fact Sheets


Policy Resources

Additional Resources

Prevent Children’s Exposure to Lead – CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health’s (NCEH) Environmental Health Feature.

Get Ready for National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week! – EPA’s blog for NLPPW.