Lead Week

It’s that time of the year again.

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) is a time to reflect on the severe issue of lead poisoning in our country.

It takes place from October 20 to 26, 2019.

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 infographics, links, and important information about lead poisoning prevention every day. Please feel free to share them via email or on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. Join the conversation using the hashtags #LeadFreeKids and #NLPPW2019!

The daily themes for NLPPW are:

Monday, October 21, 2019: How Do You Know if There is Lead in Your Home?

Tuesday, October 22, 2019: Make Sure Children Have Safe Crawls

Wednesday, October 23, 2019: Speak to a Healthcare Provider about Blood Lead Tests for Your Children

Thursday, October 24, 2019: Learn More About Your Drinking Water

Friday, October 25, 2019: Lead Poisoning from Other Sources

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 Infographics for every day of the week! You can also download each day’s suggested infographics by clicking on the name of the day of the week below or scroll down and click on the infographic’s image.

We thank you in advance for all your support.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Infographics

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

Tuesday
Make Sure Children Have Safe Crawls

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

Thursday
Learn More About Your Drinking Water

Friday
Lead Poisoning From Other Sources