What we do
The Nevada Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (NvCLPPP) aims to eliminate one of the most preventable environmental outcomes in children: lead poisoning.
Many people think that lead exposure is not a problem in Western states like Nevada because much of our housing is newer. However, older homes exist in our state, and lead exposure may come from many other sources, such as imported spices, toys, jewelry, cultural items, and parents whose occupations or hobbies may bring lead into the home.
Examples of non-traditional lead sources: toy jewelry, glazed containers, and imported foods.
More than 270,000 children under the age of 6 are residents of Nevada. Yet only four percent of children in our state are screened for lead, making Nevada one of the lowest screening states in the U.S. NvCLPPP aims to revitalize support for childhood lead poisoning prevention activities by strengthening:
- Blood lead testing in children under six
- Surveillance of children screened for lead in their blood
- Population-based interventions for lead
- Processes to identify lead-exposed children and link them to services
Our vision is to promote a lead-safe home environment so that all Nevada children can achieve their full potential.
The mission of the Nevada Childhood Lead Poisoning and Prevention Program (NvCLPPP) aims to reduce the long-term health risk of childhood lead poisoning through improved methods of surveillance, education, and intervention.
This publication was supported by the Grant or Cooperative Agreement Number, 1 NUE2EH001366-01-00, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.