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National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

October 21-27, 2018

Lead Free Kids for a Healthy Future IconEach 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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Other Resources

To learn about lead and how to protect your family, contact the National Lead Information Center at 1 (800) 424-LEAD (5323) or visit

To learn about lead in drinking water visit EPA's Ground Water and Drinking Water page for more information.