Lead Poisoning Prevention Week - 2016
October 23-29, 2016
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
The National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week theme, "Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future," focuses on the many ways parents can reduce a child's exposure to lead and prevent its serious health effects. EPA, along with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), promote educational activities during the week, and this year we've added a focus on lead in drinking water.
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Spread the Word!
Use the following to promote National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in your communities or organizations:
- Posters - English, Spanish, Russian, French, Chinese, Arabic (18 x 24)
- Flyers - English, Spanish, Russian, French, Chinese, Arabic (8 1/2 x 11)
- Icons (blue with transparent background) - English, Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese, Arabic
- Icons (white with blue background) - English, Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese, Arabic
- Web Banners - English(3 pp, 225 K) , Spanish(3 pp, 240 K) , Russian(3 pp, 239 K) , French(3 pp, 244 K) , Chinese(3 pp, 224 K) , Arabic(3 pp, 202 K)
- Social Media Package(2 pp, 18 K) - Use the hashtags #leadfreekids and #LPPW2016
- Media Toolkit - Information for organizing events, activities, and media outreach on state and local levels
Interested in learning more about lead from EPA, HUD and CDC?
- Follow us on Twitter at @EPAExit, @EPALiveExit, @CDCEnvironmentExit, and @HUDgovExit.
- Like us on Facebook at EPAExit, HUDExit, and CDCExit on Facebook.
Lead Week Is International
- Learn about EPA's participation in the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action.
- Find international materials and posters Exit on the World Health Organization website.
- Use social media tools to participate in the global LPPW discussion.
Other federal agencies, such as CDC and HUD, also conduct various education and awareness events during Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. To learn about lead and how to protect your family, contact the National Lead Information Center at 1 (800) 424-LEAD (5323) or visit epa.gov/lead.
To learn about lead in drinking water visit EPA's Ground Water and Drinking Water page for more information.