National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
October 24-30, 2021
Each year, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) is a call to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and tribal, state and local governments to raise awareness of lead poisoning prevention and reduce childhood exposure to lead.
This year, NLPPW highlights the many ways parents and caregivers can reduce 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.
EPA, HUD and CDC work together each year to develop outreach materials to be used by our partners, stakeholders and the general public as they plan, promote and host events and activities during NLPPW. For NLPPW 2021, various materials have been developed around three key messages:
- Get the Facts: Find out about lead exposure and the hazards of lead.
- Get Your Home Tested: Find out how to minimize risks of lead exposure by hiring a certified professional to test older homes for lead.
- Get Your Child Tested: A simple blood test can detect lead. Consult your health care provider for advice on testing your children.
Hosting an event? Tell us more!
Share information about your NLPPW 2021 campaigns, events and activities with others worldwide by registering your activity using the World Health Organization's online form.
On this page:
- Partner information kit
- Flyers and posters
- Web banners
- Lead free kids icons
- Sample press release and proclamation
- Sample social media package
- Social media images
- Printable banner
- Other resources
The NLPPW 2021 Partner Information Kit (pdf) is a starting point for individuals, organizations, and tribal, state and local governments to develop customized messaging to meet the needs of different communities. Our partners are a vital resource in reducing childhood lead exposure and this kit is full of information and resources to assist partners with planning, messaging, and implementation, including:
- Basic Lead Poisoning Information
- Talking Points
- Steps to Create Localized Outreach
- Examples of Awareness Activities
- Customizable Materials
- Social Media
Customize the NLPPW flyer and/or poster with your organization’s logo and event information to promote your events and activities. The flyers and posters are available in six languages and can be downloaded as a PDF or modifiable PowerPoint slide.
- English: Modifiable Flyer (pptx) and Flyer PDF (pdf)
- Spanish: Modifiable Flyer (pptx) and Flyer PDF (pdf)
- Arabic: Modifiable Flyer (pptx) and Flyer PDF (pdf)
- Chinese: Modifiable Flyer (pptx) and Flyer PDF (pdf)
- French: Modifiable Flyer (pptx) and Flyer PDF (pdf)
- Russian: Modifiable Flyer (pptx) and Flyer PDF (pdf)
- English: Modifiable Poster (pptx) and Poster PDF (pdf)
- Spanish: Modifiable Poster (pptx) and Poster PDF (pdf)
- Arabic: Modifiable Poster (pptx) and Poster PDF (pdf)
- Chinese: Modifiable Poster (pptx) and Poster PDF (pdf)
- French: Modifiable Poster (pptx) and Poster PDF (pdf)
- Russian: Modifiable Poster (pptx) and Poster PDF (pdf)
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 square orientation (403 x 403).
- English Web Banners (zip)
- Spanish Web Banners (zip)
- Arabic Web Banners (zip)
- Chinese Web Banners (zip)
- French Web Banners (zip)
- Russian Web Banners (zip)
Add the Lead Free Kids icon 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)
Spread the word about a NLPPW 2021 event in your city, state, tribe, or organization, using the customizable sample press release (docx) .
Looking for another way to promote NLPPW 2021 in your state? Contact your governor’s office and ask how to submit a request for a Governor’s Proclamation for NLPPW 2021 using the customizable sample proclamation (docx) .
Be a part of the NLPPW 2021 conversation on social media by using the hashtags #LeadFreeKids and #NLPPW2021 and tagging @HUDgov, @HUDHealthyHomes, @EPA, @EPAespanol and/or @CDCgov to help mobilize individuals and communities to take action to reduce the risk of lead exposure in their environments.
This year EPA, CDC and HUD will post social media messages corresponding to daily themes during NLPPW, and throughout the month of September corresponding to the NEW month-long theme, “What Can I Do to Protect My Child From Lead?”
You can retweet or share messages sent from the EPA, CDC and HUD social media accounts, use our sample social media posts or write your own! Click for the Sample Social Media Package (docx) . There are also four (1920x1280 pixels) images available for download that can be used with these or your own social media posts.
- September 2021: What Can I Do to Protect My Child from Lead?
- Monday, October 25, 2021: Why Should I Be Concerned About Lead?
- Tuesday, October 26, 2021: How Do I Know if There is Lead in My Home?
- Wednesday, October 27, 2021: How Do I Know if There is Lead in My Drinking Water?
- Thursday, October 28, 2021: How Do I Know if My Child Has Been Exposed to Lead?
- Friday, October 29, 2021: How Can I Make Sure My Child Has Safe Crawls?
Use one or all of the NLPPW 2021 social media images with any of the posts in the Sample Social Media Package and your own social media posts. Click on the individual images below to download an image (1920x1280 pixels).
Interested in learning more about lead from EPA, HUD and CDC?
- Follow us on Twitter at @EPA,@EPAespanol, @HUDgov, @HUDHealthyHomes, and/or @CDCgov
- Like us on Facebook at EPA, EPAespanol, HUD, and CDC.
- Follow us on Instagram at @EPAgov
Download and print the 6'x2' Printable NLPPW Banner (jpg) to display during NLPPW events and activities.
For information about lead, visit the Lead home page.
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:
To learn about lead in drinking water, visit EPA's Ground Water and Drinking Water page for more information.
NLPPW Outreach Materials in Spanish.
- Find out more on CDC’s NLPPW webpage.