Childhood Lead Poisoning is the most common pediatric public health problem, yet it is 100% preventable. No amount of lead is safe for the body. The most common source of childhood lead poisoning is lead paint found in houses built before 1978, however there are other sources too. Use the fact sheets below to learn more.
The local health department in your town can also help you learn more about how to protect your child from lead poisoning, including helpful cleaning methods you can use to clean lead dust in your home that is too small to see.
- Lead Poisoning Prevention Fact Sheet (CTDPH)
- Eating Right Helps Fight Lead Poisoning (CTDPH)
- Lead in Drinking Water Fact Sheet (CTDPH)
- Lead: an invisible enemy that can affect the health of your child
- Reducing Lead Hazards in the Home and Cleaning Tips (CTDPH)
- Quick Tips: Reduce Lead Hazards (CTDPH)
- Quick Tips: Prevent Lead Dust Inside and Out (CTDPH)
- Quick Tips: Cleaning Lead Dust (CTDPH)
- Quick Tips: Seven Facts About Lead-Based Paint (CTDPH)
Watch our video below:
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Lead Poisoning Prevention & Control Program