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National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

October 20-26, 2019

Lead Free Kids for a Health Future IconEach year National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) is a call to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and state and local governments to raise awareness of lead poisoning prevention and reduce childhood exposure to lead.

This year’s NLPPW highlights the many ways parents can reduce their children's exposure to lead and prevent the serious health effects of lead. EPA, along with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), works to raise awareness, provide resources, and encourage preventive actions to decrease childhood lead exposure during the week and beyond.

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Use the following materials to promote NLPPW in your community or organization:

Interested in learning more about lead from EPA, HUD and CDC?

Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is international!

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.