SJC CLPPP: Providers


lead scannerBased on 2012 data, San Joaquin County ranks  #15 in the State of California for the number of children with blood lead levels in the 4.5 to 9.5 µg/dL range.  It is #11 in the State for the number of children with blood lead levels 9.5 µg/dL and above.  Although lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust/ soil remain the most prevalent source of childhood lead poisoning in San Joaquin County, there has been an increase in the number of cases from imported products such as surma. 

Surma is a black powdered eye make-up that is often applied to the eyes of infants and young children for cosmetic purposes. The use of this product is a valued cultural practice in many countries in South and Central Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. 

Clinical Signs & Symptoms (click here)

Lead Poisoning Overview

Most lead-poisoned children are asymptomatic. If present, symptoms typically are nonspecific complaints, such as stomachache, irritability, headache, fatigue, or loss of appetite. The only way to diagnose lead poisoning is to obtain a blood lead level (BLL).

Source of Lead Poisoning:

Lead Source Handout  English | Spanish | Hindi
  Pashto |  Punjabi | Urdu
Home Remedies: Has your child been treated for stomachache?  English | Spanish
Lead in paint  English | Spanish
Lead In dirt  English | Spanish
Pottary Flyer: Do You Cook with Traditional Pottary?  English | Spanish
Lead In Traditional Ceremics  English | Spanish
Surma Informational flyer  English | Urdu


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Standard of Care Guidelines POS Blood Lead Testing

San Joaquin County Public Health Services Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program 2233 Grand Canal Blvd., Suite 214 Stockton, CA 95207