Every year, countless individuals face the silent and often overlooked threat of lead poisoning. Lead exposure can affect people of all ages and income levels. To raise awareness about lead exposure and lead poisoning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) partner annually for National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW). The week serves as an essential reminder of the importance of community awareness, education, and proactive measures to safeguard our homes and environments from this hidden menace.
Here are a few valuable resources to help keep you and your family safe:
Additionally, the National Lead Information Center provides information about lead, lead hazards, and preventing lead exposure. Call 1-800-424-LEAD  or visit: www.epa.gov/lead/forms/lead-hotline-national-lead-information-center
Take care and be well,