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National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2018

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2018

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) 2018, which will be held October 21-27, is an annual “call to action” aimed at bringing together families, individuals, community-based organizations, state, tribal, and local governments, and others, to increase lead poisoning prevention awareness and increase efforts to reduce childhood exposure to lead. NLPPW also highlights the many ways parents can reduce children’s exposure to lead in their home environment and prevent its serious health effects. The three themes this year are: Get The Facts, Get Your Home Tested, and Get Your Child Tested.

Partner Information Kit and Other Resources

HUD, EPA, and CDC are providing information on how people and organizations can plan for and implement activities during NLPPW. A Partner Information Kit contains resources for implementing local NLLPW activities, information about lead and lead poisoning prevention, tips for outreach, and more. This Kit is targeted for use by a wide range of stakeholders, including community-based organizations, nonprofit organizations, health providers, state, tribal, and local governments’ health, housing, and environment departments, and others. Also available on the NLPPW websites of the agencies are a sample social media package, including sample posts for each day of NLPPW; posters, flyers, and website icons/buttons with versions in six languages; web banners with versions in three orientations; additional social media and websites that address lead; and international LPPW information.


The agencies, in collaboration with USDA, are hosting 1-hour webinars of federal agency and other expert presenters on each of the three 2018 themes. Information and registration links are available at HUD NLPPW Webinars Schedule

  • Get the Facts on Lead Poisoning - October 23 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT
  • Get Your Child Tested - October 24 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT
  • Get Your Home Tested - October 25 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT

The EPA will conduct a webinar for contractors, landlords, realtors, and property managers on its Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule. 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. For information click here.

  • Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule - October 23 at 11:00 a.m. EDT
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