National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

October 24–30, 2021

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.

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Commemorating 30 years of CDC’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP)

Watch: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehsp/ehnexus/learn/2021/ehnexus_webinar_10272021.htm

CDC’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program commemorated 30 years of working with state and local partners to eliminate childhood lead poisoning as a public health problem. A live virtual commemoration was broadcasted via Zoom and included a timeline of significant events in lead poisoning prevention over the last 30 years and a moderated panel discussion featuring state childhood lead poisoning prevention programs.

In addition, this webinar includes feature remarks from Dr. Patrick Breysse, Director of NCEH/ATSDR and Dr. Paul Allwood, Chief of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Surveillance Branch (proposed).

Childhood Lead Exposure in the United States: CDC’s Role in Prevention, Education, and Surveillance

Watch: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehsp/ehnexus/learn/2021/ehnexus_webinar_10282021.htm

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. 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.

CDC Subject matter experts discussed sources of lead in children’s environments, populations at higher risk, current trends among children in the U.S., prevention strategies, and current initiatives.

Exposición al plomo durante la niñez en los Estados Unidos: el rol de los CDC en la prevención, educación y vigilancia

https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehsp/ehnexus/learn/2021/es/ehnexus_webinar_10272021.htm

La Semana Nacional de Prevención del Envenenamiento por Plomo (NLPPW, por sus siglas en inglés) es un llamado para reunir a individuos, organizaciones, industria y gobiernos estatales, tribales y locales para aumentar la conciencia sobre la prevención del envenenamiento por plomo en un esfuerzo por reducir la exposición infantil al mismo. El Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de EE. UU. (HUD), la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de EE. UU. (EPA), los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) y nuestros socios trabajan para aumentar la conciencia sobre el envenenamiento por plomo, proporcionar recursos y fomentar acciones preventivas durante la NLPPW y más allá.

En este seminario web, los expertos en la materia de los CDC analizaron las fuentes de plomo en los entornos de los niños, las poblaciones de mayor riesgo, las tendencias actuales entre los niños en los EE. UU., Las estrategias de prevención y las iniciativas actuales.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2021 Partner Information Kit
2021 NLPPW Partner Information Kit Cover

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[PDF – 1.9 MB]external icon  (en Español pdf icon[PDF – 1.5 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 – 30 KB]external icon, and a press release word icon[DOC – 36 KB]external icon, etc., please visit these partner websites:

Sample Social Media Posts for 2021 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 #NLPPW2021.  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 25, 2021 – Why Should I Be Concerned About Lead?

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 – How Do I Know if There is Lead in My Home?

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 – How Do I Know if There is Lead in My Drinking Water?

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Thursday, October 28, 2021 – How Do I Know if My Child Has Been Exposed to Lead?

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Friday, October 29, 2021 – How Can I Make Sure My Child Has Safe Crawls?

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