Lead

Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

October 19 - 25, 2014

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

This year's National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week theme, "Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future," will focus on the importance of the many ways parents can reduce a child's exposure to lead and prevent its serious health effects.

Lead Week Went International!

Click on the map below to find Lead Week Activities that occured in 2013 the United States and around the world! Visit the WHO website for a detailed list of events Exitor international information Exit.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action World Map of Activities Exit

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List of Countries that Participated in Lead Week Activities (updated October 24, 2013) 
Albania Argentina Armenia Australia Bangladesh Bosnia and Herzegovina Cameroon
China Colombia Democratic Republic of the Congo France Gabon Georgia Honduras
India Indonesia Ivory Coast Jamaica Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya
Nepal Nigeria Pakistan Peru Philippines Republic of Moldova Republic of Serbia
South Africa Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Switzerland Thailand Uganda
United Kingdom United States of America          

Learn about EPA's efforts with the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint Exit and the week of actionExit

Other Resources

Other federal agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), conducted various education and awareness events during Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. For more information about Lead Poisoning Prevention Week or lead poisoning in general, contact the National Lead Information Center at 1 (800) 424-LEAD.