CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING PREVENTION PROGRAM (CLPPP)
Whether you are a parent, property owner, medical
provider, painter, remodeler, teacher, childcare provider, housing agency, community organization or
someone just wanting to learn about lead and healthy housing, we can help.
The Yuba County Lead Poisoning Prevention
Program offers the following services in Yuba County:
Public Information Line at (530)749-6366
Case management of children with lead
Community outreach and education
Healthy housing information, services
Lead screening through a blood test is the only way to
know if a child has lead poisoning.
Lead acts like a poison in your
body. Lead can be found in many places in your home and
environment. Some of the most common sources of lead
include household paint, soil, water, food, toys, and home remedies.
Lead can also be found at many job sites. Once
lead is in the environment, it stays there until removed. When lead gets in
the body it can make people, especially children, very sick.
As lead levels in the body increase, the health risk to the body
increases as well. Children who are exposed to lead can
develop behavior problems. It can also affect speech and
language development, and lower a child’s intelligence. Children
may have decreased coordination, hearing loss, and health problems that can
affect the function of the kidneys, liver, reproductive system, and nervous
system, including the brain. High levels of lead can lead to mental
retardation, seizures, and death.
Take steps to lower lead
exposure and lead prevention:
- Watch what goes into your child's mouth.
- Wash bottles, pacifiers and toys often.
- Have your child wash hands often.
- Give your child three healthy meals and
healthy snacks each day including vitamin C, Iron, and Calcium.
Limit foods high in fat, salt and sugar.
- Clean your home weekly.
- Wipe surfaces with a clean, damp cloth or
sponge to avoid sending lead dust into the air. Be sure to mop
- Use water for drinking or cooking safely by using cold water. Run
water for at least thirty to sixty (30-60) seconds before use.
- Do not use pottery or crystal for
storing, preparing or serving food.
- Watch for flaking paint.
- Plant grass to cover dirt.
- Read labels on hobby and craft materials
for lead content.
- Screen ingredients of home remedies and
cosmetics for lead content.
- Check toys, jewelry, candy, etc. for lead
- Jobs that may have increased lead
exposure include construction, plumbing, battery making, car
repairs, furniture refinishing, working in lead smelters, and
- Don't bring lead home. Be sure to shower,
change clothes and shoes if they have been exposed to lead. Wash
lead exposed clothes separately from family clothes. Wash your
hands frequently and always follow occupational safety
- Have everyone leave shoes outside of
- Be sure to schedule well baby/child
routine physical or exams with your Medical Home or Primary Care
California Public Health Lead facts and information.
California Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch
lead recalls website.
California Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Widget Lead Toy Search
Together we can eliminate lead poisoning in Yuba