Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP)
The Butte County Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program conducts outreach and education about lead poisoning and provides nurse case management in the event of a lead poisoned child. Lead poisoning can be harmful to children effecting development and behavior. The good news is that lead poisoning is preventable. For more information about lead poisoning and to find out if a child is at risk, please contact the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Coordinator at (530) 891-3012, (530) 891-2732 or 1-800-339-2941.
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Branch
US CPSC Recalled Products containing Lead
Click on the link below to see a list of US Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls of products related to lead poisioning. Select Lead as the hazard type and then click on the red Find button. A list of all the US CPSC recalled products related to lead posioning hazards will be displayed. The recalled product list is organized by date with the most recent first. Click on a recall title to read detailed information about the product.
US Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalled Products Search
Learn About Lead Poisoning
Why is lead dangerous?
- Lead can harm a child's brain. Lead poisoning can make it hard for a child to learn, pay attention, and behave.
- If you are pregnant, lead can hurt your baby. Ask your doctor about a lead test.
How does lead enter a child's body?
- Childen under 6 exhibit a lot of hand-to-mouth contact.
- Children put an item in their mouth that contains lead or has lead dust on it, such as hands, toys or food.
- Children can breath in lead dust.
When should your child have a lead test?
- Most children who have lead poisoning do not look or act sick.
- The only way to know if your child has lead poisoning is for your child to get a blood test.
- Children in California on a publicly-funded program such as CHDP, Medi-Cal, WIC and Healthy Families are tested for lead at 12 and 24 months of age. Some children over age 2 also need to get tested.
Where can lead be found?
- Lead is in paint and dust inside and outside of homes and buildings built before 1978.
- Lead is in pots and dishes that are old, handmade or made outside of the U.S.
- Lead is in many workplaces - places where people work with radiators, batteries or do soldering or welding. Places built before 1978 that are being painted or remodeled.
- Products that you bring home: Home remedies; make-up; some imported candies. Hobbies: fishing; bullet reloading; stained glass.
How to Protect Your Child from Lead
- Handwashing often - before eating, after play, before nap and bedtime.
- Housecleaning - wet mop floors, wet wipe windowsills, vacuum, wash toys and blankets.
- Do not let children chew on painted surfaces or eat paint chips.
- Make sure cribs, playpens, beds and high chairs are away from damaged paint.
- Do not use imported, older, or handmade dishes or pots for food or drink unless tested and they do not contain lead.
- Be sure that products you bring home do not have lead in them.
- Cover bare dirt outside home with plants, concrete, bark or gravel.
- Don't bring lead dust home - don't bring lead dust into your home from work or a hobby.
- Take off shoes or wipe them on a doormat before going inside.
- Never sand, dry scrape, power wash or sandblast paint.
- Feed your child healthy foods and snacks.
Nutrition to Protect Your Child from Lead
- Provide regular meals and snacks. A poor diet or an empty stomach can encourage absorption of lead.
- Calcium-rich foods - milk, yogurt, tofu, corn tortillas, and dark-green-leafy vegetables.
- Iron-rich foods - lean meat, chicken, beans, iron-fortified cereals, raisins and other dried fruits and dark-green-leafy vegetables.
- Eating less fat may help protect your child from lead poisoning.