The theme of this year’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW), October 20 - 26, 2019, is Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future. We encourage individuals and organizations to join this effort to raise awareness among District residents about the need to detect and prevent exposure to lead.
Lead poisoning remains a serious health concern in the District, and children under six years of age are most at risk. Children exposed to lead-contaminated paint, dust, soil, or water may suffer problems with learning, behavior, and growth that can’t be reversed.
What’s the good news? Lead poisoning is preventable. Read more in the Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Tool Kit (also attached below).
Upcoming District Events:
Monday, October 21 | 8am-2pm
Columbia Heights Metro - 3030 14th Street NW
Games and prizes!
Twitter Chat @NCHH
Tuesday, October 22 | 3pm-4pm
Be in the know! Join the conversation with National Center for Healthy Housing by using #NLPPWchat
Parents: Get the Facts
Tuesday, October 22 | 10:00am-23:00pm
Child development facilities - Ward 7 and Ward 8
DOEE will drop off information on protecting you and your family from lead at child development facilities in Ward 7 and Ward 8.