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CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING PREVENTION PROJECT



blood level screeningThe Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) provides blood lead testing for children from age six months to six years of age. Community outreach and education, environmental investigation and case fellow-up are provided. Call 832-393-5154 or 832-393-5082.

The purpose of the CLPPP is to reduce the prevalence of childhood lead poisoning in the city of Houston, to educate health care professionals and the public about the hazards of childhood lead poisoning and identify and provide follow-up care to children with childhood lead poisoning.

CLPPP provides education to health care professionals and parents about the hazards of lead poisoning, provides care coordination to children with elevated blood lead levels, and educates citizens and contractors about lead poisoning and how lead hazards can be remediated from residential neighborhoods.

The Program’s activities are directed towards:

  • Developing and enhancing a surveillance system that monitors blood lead levels,
  • Assuring that children exposed to lead are screened and provided with follow-up care,
  • Assuring awareness and action among the general public and affected professionals in relation to childhood lead poisoning
  • Expanding primary prevention in high-risk areas.

Special report - The Elimination of Childhood Lead Poisoning in Houston by 2010

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