National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
October 20-26, 2019
Each 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:
- Partner Information Kit – This document helps partners prepare and promote activities or events at the local level. It is intended to provide consistent messaging and ideas for implementing local events, and lists available resources.
- Sample Social Media Package(3 pp, 40 K) – Actively spread the word about National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week by sharing messaging on social media using the hashtags #LeadFreeKids and #NLPPW2019.
- Posters – These may be customized to include an organization’s logo and event information. PDF versions are available here.
- Flyers – These may be customized to include an organization’s logo and event information. PDF versions are available here.
- Web Banners – The following materials can be added to your website and are available in vertical orientation (160 x 600), horizontal orientation (728 x 102), and square orientation (403 x 403).
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 Poisoning Prevention 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.