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.


Listen to the DPH radio spot. Click on the link below:

Watch our video below:




Connecticut Department of Public Health

Lead Poisoning Prevention & Control Program