Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP)
This program provides a number of services to prevent lead poisoning:
• Lead screening for children 9 months thru 6 years who are uninsured or underinsured
• Case management by a Senior Public Health Nurse for children who have elevated blood levels.
• Environmental interventions by a certified lead inspector/risk assessor for children
who have been determined to have elevated lead levels.
• Provide education and awareness on lead risks and hazards to the general public, day care centers, community agencies and anyone requesting information on lead hazards.
All children ages 9 months through 6 years should be screened for lead exposure. For more information on lead poisoning, visit the National Safety Council
website. For information on toys and childhood lead exposure, visit the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website.
For more information about lead poisoning, its causes, routes of exposure, symptoms in adults as well as children, and treatment call 732-745-3100
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