National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
October 21-27, 2018
Each year National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) is a call to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and state and local governments to help increase lead awareness by using their efforts and collaborations to reduce childhood exposure to lead.
This year’s NLPPW highlights the many ways parents can reduce children’s exposure to lead in their environment and prevent its serious health effects. EPA, along with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), works to heighten awareness of lead poisoning, provide resources, and encourage preventive actions during the week and beyond.
EPA’s Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule Webinar
On October 23, 2018 EPA hosted an online webinar during NLPPW for contractors, landlords, realtors, and property managers on the Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule. Slides from the webinar are available online.
The RRP Rule requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 have their firm certified by EPA (or an EPA-authorized state), use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices. Find out more about the RRP Program.
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Spread the Word!
Use the following materials to promote NLPPW in your community or organization:
- Partner Information Kit – This document helps partners prepare and promote activities or events at the local level. It has been created to assist with messaging, implementation ideas, and resources.
- Sample Social Media Package(2 pp, 27 K) – Actively spread the word about National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week by sharing messaging on social media using the hashtags #LeadFreeKids and #NLPPW2018.
- Posters – These may be customized to include an organization’s logo and information. PDF versions are available here.
- Flyers – These may be customized to include an organization’s logo and information. PDF versions are available here.
- Web Banners – The following materials can be added to your website and are available in English.
Interested in learning more about lead from EPA, HUD and CDC?
- Follow us on Twitter at @EPA,Exit @HUDgov,Exit and @CDCEnvironment.Exit
- Like us on Facebook at EPA,Exit HUD,Exit and CDC.Exit
- Find out more on HUD’s NLPPW webpage.
- Find out more on CDC’s NLPPW webpage.
Lead Week Is International
- Learn about EPA's participation in the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action.
- Find international materials and posters Exiton the World Health Organization website.
To learn about lead in drinking water visit EPA's Ground Water and Drinking Water page for more information.