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WEBSITES AND RESOURCES Lead Poisoning Prevention

LEAD

 

Sources of lead in the environment - https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/lead/sources.htm

The most common source of lead in the home is paint dust from friction surfaces like windows, doors, and molding. Lead can also be found in furniture, mini-blinds, toys, ammunition, water and soil around the home, as well as, foreign products like makeup, pottery, spices & food.

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) - http://ocgov.net/oneida/envhealth/childlead or (315) 798-5064

General information on lead testing recommendations, resources, and prevention for residents of Oneida County

 

Herkimer County Public Health - http://herkimercounty.org/content/Departments/View/13 or (315) 867-1176

Referrals for lead screening, home visits for lead poisoned children, and education materials are available for residents of Herkimer County.

 

Childhood Lead Poisoning Primary Prevention (CLPPPP) - http://cceoneida.com/lead or (315) 736-3394 x 251

Provides resources within Cornhill and West Utica. CLPPPP also offers community presentations and training on lead-related issues to any organization or group in Oneida County.

NYS Department of Health Lead Poisoning Prevention - https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/lead/

The Department of Health has strong programs, plans and laws working to prevent childhood lead poisoning statewide.

HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN & PREGNANT WOMEN

 

NYS Law requires that ALL children are tested for lead at age 1 and at age 2. In addition to the required tests, screening of children six months to six years old should be done, if a child is at risk. A child’s pediatrician or medical provider can order the lead test. The local Health Department can also provide a referral for a lead test.

Pregnant Women - https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2593/

If a woman has lead in their body, it can be passed to the baby during pregnancy. Even a small amount of lead in a baby can cause problems with growth, behavior, and your child's ability to learn.

 

Childhood Lead Poisoning Primary Prevention (CLPPPP) - http://cceoneida.com/lead or (315) 736-3394 x 251

Provides residential lead testing and one-on-one home education visits in the City of Utica.

 

LANDLORDS & TENANTS

 

Information for Landlords/Property Managers - https://www.epa.gov/lead/real-estate-disclosure#propertyml

Landlords must give prospective tenants of buildings built before 1978:

 

HOME & PROPERTY RENOVATIONS

 

Repair Renovate Paint (RRP) Certification / Classes - Mohawk Valley Community College Classes

https://cced-reg.mvcc.edu/CCEDStore/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_ID=7

 

Renovation Contractors & Risk Assessors - https://cfpub.epa.gov/flpp/pub/index.cfm?do=main.firmSearch

Find local lead renovation, repair and painting (RRP) firms certified by EPA

Certified Lead Abatement Firms - https://cfpub.epa.gov/flpp/pub/index.cfm?do=main.firmSearchAbatement

Find local lead abatement firms certified by EPA

EARLY EDUCATION & DAYCARE PROVIDERS

 

Early Childhood Education and Training Program - https://www.ecetp.pdp.albany.edu/elearn_catalog.shtm

Free online course for daycare providers - Keeping Children Safe: Prevention of Lead Poisoning and Dangers to Children

 

Lead Poisoning Prevention Curriculum for Preschool Children and their Families -https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/lead/exposure/childhood/leadc.htm

The Lead Poisoning Prevention Curriculum for Preschool Children and Their Families was funded by the Erie County Department of Health through a New York State Department of Health-Public Health Campaign grant.

 

PRODUCT RECALLS

 

NYSDOH  - https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/lead/recalls/

Learn about products that are unsafe

Consumer Safety Reports - http://www.saferproducts.gov/

Report an unsafe product

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

 

NYS Department of Health Lead Poisoning Prevention - https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/lead/additional_resources.htm

The Department of Health has strong programs, plans and laws working to prevent childhood lead poisoning statewide.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/

CDC’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is committed to the goals of eliminating high blood lead levels and differences in average risk based on race and social class as public health concerns.

 

National Center for Healthy Housing - http://www.nchh.org/Home.aspx

NCHH alerts families and those who serve them to hazards in the home environment, including lead poisoning

 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - https://www.epa.gov/lead

EPA protects human health and the environment, enforce federal regulations, and help companies understand compliance requirements.

                                                                                                                                                                               

U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) - https://www.hud.gov/healthyhomes

The HUD Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) provides funds to state and local governments to develop cost-effective ways to reduce lead-based paint hazards.