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News, updates, and alerts about CDC’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.

2021

CDC Environmental Health NEXUS Webinar: Commemorating 30 years of CDC’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) – A live virtual commemoration of the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) 30th Anniversary.

Expansion of Recall of LeadCare® Blood Lead Tests Due to Risk of Falsely Low Results pdf icon[PDF – 180 KB] – Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network.

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW), October 24-30, 2021 – Bringing 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.

Potential Shortage of Test Kits Following Recall – CDC strongly recommends that healthcare providers not delay required blood lead testing for children. 

CDC Environmental Health Nexus Webinar: Lead – Subject matter experts from CDC discuss sources of lead in children’s environments, populations at higher risk, current trends among children in the U.S., prevention strategies, and current initiatives at CDC.

Recall of LeadCare® Lead Tests Due to Risk of Falsely Low Results – Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network.

AJPH Call for Papers – “Ubiquitous Lead: Risks, prevention-mitigation programs and emerging sources of exposure.”

Sustainability of Funding Toolkit for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs pdf icon[PDF – 1 MB] – Overview of sources of funding and revenue streams available to state childhood lead poisoning prevention programs and strategies for sustainability planning.

Notice of Funding Opportunity: CDC-RFA-EH21-2102 – Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Surveillance of Blood Lead Levels in Children (Project period: September 30, 2021 to September 29, 2026). Application Due Date: May 14, 2021.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) 30th Anniversary – Continuing Our Commitment to Eliminate Childhood Lead Exposure.

Are You Pregnant? – Fact sheet with information on lead poisoning prevention for pregnant women. (Printable PDFs in English pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB] and en Español pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB])