National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
Save the dates! This year NLPPW is October 22-28, 2023. This page will be updated after the NLPPW 2023 materials are published.
Each year, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) is a call to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and tribal, state and local governments to reduce childhood exposure to lead by increasing lead poisoning prevention awareness. October is also Children’s Health Month, a time to raise awareness about children’s environmental health, including the dangers and potential health impacts of lead
NLPPW highlights the many ways parents, caregivers and communities can reduce children's exposure to lead and prevent its harmful health effects. EPA partners with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to raise awareness about lead exposure and lead poisoning by providing resources for the public to use to encourage preventive actions during NLPPW and beyond.
Each year EPA, HUD and CDC work together to develop outreach materials to be used by the public to plan, promote and host events and activities during NLPPW. For NLPPW 2022, materials have been developed around three key messages:
- Get the Facts: Learn about lead exposure and the hazards of lead.
- Get Your Child Tested: A simple blood test can detect lead. Consult your health care provider for advice on testing your children for lead.
- Get Your Home Tested: Minimize your risk of lead exposure by hiring a certified professional to test your home for lead if it was built before 1978.
For more information about lead, NLPPW and customizable materials in Spanish, visit espanol.epa.gov/plomo/semana-nacional-de-prevencion-del-envenenamiento-por-plomo.
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Share information about your NLPPW 2022 campaigns, events and activities with others worldwide by registering using the World Health Organization's online form.
On this page:
- Information kit
- Sample social media package
- Web banners
- Lead Free Kids icons
- Printable banner
- Other resources
The NLPPW 2022 Information Kit (pdf) is a starting point for individuals, communities and tribal, state and local governments and organizations (“partners”) to develop customized messaging to meet the needs of different communities. Our partners are a vital resource for spreading awareness about NLPPW and reducing childhood lead exposure. The 2022 NLPPW Information Kit includes:
- Basic lead poisoning information
- Talking points
- Steps to create localized outreach
- Examples of awareness activities
- Digital materials
- Social media materials
Be part of the NLPPW 2022 conversation on social media by using the hashtags #LeadFreeKids, #NLPPW2022 and when appropriate #EJ or #EnvironmentalJustice, and tagging CDC, EPA and/or HUD to help mobilize individuals and communities to take action to reduce the risk of lead exposure in their environments.
- Follow on Twitter: @EPA, @EPAespanol, @CDCEnvironment and @HUDgov.
- Like us on Facebook: EPA, EPAenespanol, CDC and HUD.
- Follow us on Instagram: @epagov, @hudgov and @cdcgov.
EPA, CDC and HUD will post social media messages corresponding to daily questions for conversation during NLPPW and, starting in September, will post social media messages corresponding to the question, “How Can We Reduce Lead Exposure Together?”
You can retweet or share messages sent from the EPA, CDC and HUD social media accounts, and/or use the Sample Social Media Package (pdf) to write your own posts using the content ideas or adapt the sample posts for your social media account(s). There are four social media images and also web banners available for download that can be used for any social media posts. You can also use the “ Social Media Image for Translation (pptx) ” file to create an image in additional language(s) used in your community.
- September 2022: How Can We Reduce Lead Exposure Together?
- Monday, October 24, 2022: Why Should I Be Concerned About Lead?
- Tuesday, October 25, 2022: How Do I Know if There is Lead in My Home?
- Wednesday, October 26, 2022: How Do I Know if There is Lead in My Drinking Water?
- Thursday, October 27, 2022: How Do I Know if My Child Has Been Exposed to Lead?
- Friday, October 28, 2022: How Can I Make Sure My Child Has Safe Crawls?
Use NLPPW 2021 social media images with any of the posts in the Sample Social Media Package and/or your own social media posts. Click on an image below to download a 1600x900 pixels image
Use the 8.5"x11" flyer template (that can be printed in larger sizes), available as a PDF in six languages, to promote your NLPPW events and activities. The flyer can be customized to include your organizations logo and event information. You can also use the " NLPPW Flyer For Translation (pptx) " PowerPoint file to create a flyer in additional language(s) used in your community.
- English NLPPW 2022 Flyer (pdf)
- Spanish NLPPW 2022 Flyer (pdf)
- Arabic NLPPW 2022 Flyer (pdf)
- Chinese NLPPW 2022 Flyer (pdf)
- French NLPPW 2022 Flyer (pdf)
- Russian NLPW 2022 Flyer (pdf)
- For Translation: NLPPW Flyer For Translation (pptx)
Add a banner to your website during NLPPW to help promote your events and activities and raise awareness about NLPPW. Web banners are available in vertical orientation (160 x 600 ), horizontal orientation (730 x 100 and and 2048 x 820), and square orientation (403 x 403).
- English Web Banners NLPPW 2022 (zip)
- Spanish Web Banners NLPPW 2022 (zip)
- Arabic Web Banners NLPPW 2022 (zip)
- Chinese Web Banners NLPPW 2022 (zip)
- French Web Banners NLPPW 2022 (zip)
- Russian Web Banners NLPPW 2022 (zip)
Add the Lead
Free Kids icon (available in two color schemes) when creating your own materials for NLPPW and beyond to connect your local efforts to the national effort to reduce children’s exposure to lead.
- White with blue background, available in English (png) , Spanish (png) , French (png) , Arabic (png) , Chinese (png) , and Russian (png)
- Blue with transparent background, available in English (png) , Spanish (png) , French (png) , Arabic (png) , Chinese (png) , and Russian (png)
Download and print the 6'x2' Printable NLPPW Banner (pdf) to display during NLPPW events and activities.
NLPPW Outreach Materials in Spanish.
To learn about lead in drinking water, visit EPA's Ground Water and Drinking Water page.
Find out more on HUD's NLPPW webpage.
Find out more on CDC's NLPPW webpage.
Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is international!
- Learn about EPA's participation in the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action.
- Find international materials and posters on the World Health Organization website.
- Watch and share a Lead-based Paint Awareness video on preventing lead exposure during projects at home: