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Childhood Lead Poisoning 101

27th Oct 2020, 11am–11:45am [PST]
Online
Free

This 45-minute presentation will cover the dangers of lead and who’s most at risk. Save time and learn how to keep kids safe from lead in our homes and everyday products with NvCLPPP’s Childhood Lead Poisoning 101 presentation.

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2020

18 October to 24 October, 2020
Online
Free

Celebrate National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week with us from October 18 to 24, 2020! Mark your calendar and join us in sharing infographics, links, and relevant information about lead poisoning prevention every day.

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NvCLPPP Presentations

Book a free presentation with us!

We are proud to offer presentations for parents, community members, and partner organizations to reduce health risks to children.

NOTICE:
Due to COVID-19, presentations are only offered virtually (via webinar). Please book your presentation with us at least 2 weeks in advance. Presentation times and materials covered can be tailored to the needs of the audience. Presentation outlines are available for download as a PDF.

Childhood Lead Poisoning 101: From Sources to Steps to Reduce Exposure

Lead exposure is entirely preventable, but today lead can still be found in our homes, and in items, we bring into our homes. Children under 6 years old are most susceptible to adverse health outcomes from lead exposure such as permanent cognitive impairment, behavioral issues, and reduced impulse control. These outcomes result in downstream consequences such as lower academic test scores, high school dropout, and conduct problems.

During this presentation, you will learn about the dangers of lead, ways children can be exposed, which populations are most at risk for lead poisoning, and steps you can take to prevent another generation of children from growing up exposed to lead.

Learning objectives
  • Describe the effects of lead exposure
  • Recognize which communities tend to have higher blood lead levels
  • Identify potential sources of lead exposure
  • Describe the importance of getting a lead test
  • List ways to reduce lead exposure
Outline of Presentation
  • The problem of lead exposure
  • Primary sources of lead exposure
  • How does lead enter the body?
  • Risk levels for children
  • Lead exposure in pregnant and lactating women
  • The short- and long-term impacts of lead poisoning
  • Hobbies and professions with risk of lead exposure
  • Blood Lead Testing
  • Three methods to address lead poisoning
  • What can you do to protect children?
Other Info
  • Intended audiences: the general public; parents; family engagement centers, maternal and child health programs, early childhood education professionals; WIC staff programs; daycare centers; college students, especially those in nursing and social work; and health care professionals.
  • Presentation lengths: 15, 30, 60, 90 minutes
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Lead Week

It’s that time of the year again.

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) is from October 25 to 31, 2020.

It’s a time to reflect on the severe issue of lead poisoning in our country.

This week is a call to action to bring together families, individuals, and community-based organizations. Every day millions of Americans come in contact with lead-containing or lead-contaminated items. It can cause serious health effects in young children, pregnant women, and adults. Lead poisoning is entirely preventable! We ask you to help us highlight the many ways that parents can reduce their children’s exposure to lead and prevent serious health problems. There are three key themes this year:

1.   Get The Facts: Find out about the hazards of lead.

2.   Get Your Home Tested: Find out how to minimize risks of lead exposure by hiring a certified professional to test older homes for lead.

3.   Get Your Child Tested: A simple blood test can detect lead levels. Consult your health care provider for advice on testing your children.

During Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, we ask our partners to help raise awareness among parents and care providers by sharing images, links, and relevant information about lead poisoning prevention every day. Please feel free to share them via email or on Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Join the conversation using the hashtags #LeadFreeKids, #LeadFreeNV, and #NLPPW2020

The daily weekday themes for NLPPW are:

Sunday, October 25, 2020: Introduction to National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Monday, October 26, 2020: How Do You Know If There Is Lead In Your Home?

Tuesday, October 27, 2020: Make Sure Children Have Safe Crawls

Wednesday, October 28, 2020: Speak To A Healthcare Provider About Blood Lead Tests For Your Children

Thursday, October 29, 2020: Learn More About Your Drinking Water

Friday, October 30, 2020: Lead Information In Other Languages

Saturday, October 31, 2020: NLPPW Partner Information Kit

The following materials are available for partners during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week:

  1. Download the Sample Social Media Post Package for ideas on what to post!
  2. Download shareable images for every day of the week! You can also find each day’s suggested image by clicking on the name of the day of the week below or scroll down and click on the image.

Thank you in advance for all your support.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Sunday
Introduction to National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Monday
How Do You Know if There is Lead in Your Home?

Tuesday
Make Sure Children Have Safe Crawls

Wednesday
Speak to a Healthcare Provider about Blood Lead Tests for Your Children

Thursday
Learn More About Your Drinking Water

Friday
Lead Information In Other Languages

Saturday
NLPPW Partner Information Kit
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