Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program of San Joaquin County

San Joaquin County Public Health Services Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program


Lead poisoning is dangerous to the growth and development of young children. It can make it hard for children to learn, pay attention and behave. Lead is most harmful to children under the age of six because they are growing rapidly and put their hands or other objects in their mouth. Most children with 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 for lead. Most children are tested at one and two years of age.


San Joaquin County’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) provides services to the community with the goal of:

  • Increasing awareness of lead hazards and providing education and assistance in order to reduce lead exposure,
  • Increasing the number of children who receive a blood test for lead poisoning.


The CLPPP provides case management services and home inspections to families of children found to be severely lead poisoned.  In addition, information and education are provided to the general public, medical providers, and community-based organizations.

Open to all residents of San Joaquin County free of charge.


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Contact Information

San Joaquin County- Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
16988 Harlan Road
Lathrop, CA 95330
209-468-2593 (phone)
209-953-3632 (fax)