Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program of San Joaquin County

San Joaquin County Public Health Services Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program


Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2023

Lead Week is a national annual campaign during the last full week of October to bring awareness to and prevent childhood lead exposure. This year, Lead Week takes place October 22–28 and California’s theme is, “Protect your family from all sources of lead air pollution, including aircraft and shooting ranges.” Everyone is encouraged to get involved with Lead Week by participating in events and sharing these resources about preventing childhood lead poisoning. To learn more about lead poisoning and how to prevent lead exposure, visit the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch’s (CLPPB’s) Frequently Asked Questions.



Register for the Lead Week 2023 webinars to learn about lead air pollution and how to keep families safe. Sessions will be held from October 23-27. Registration is free and open to all: Click Here #NLPPW2023 #LeadFreeKids


Regístrate en los webinarios de la Semana del Plomo 2023 para informarte sobre la polución del aire con plomo y cómo mantener a las familias seguras. Las sesiones se llevarán a cabo del 23 al 27 de octubre. La inscripción es gratis y abierta para todos: haga clic aquí


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.


Video on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Video Sobre La prevencion del envenenamiento
infantil por plomo


Contact Information

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