Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program offers free workshops for parents, medical and childcare providers, and teachers with information on lead screenings, products that contain lead, and how to prevent child lead exposure.
Services | Who is the program for? | Additional Resources | Contact Us | Hours
- Education to parents of infants and young children, medical providers, childcare providers and teachers on how to prevent lead poisoning.
- Case management to families of children with lead poisoning. This includes coordination of medical care and testing, assessment of nutrition status and child development, referrals to other services as needed, and environmental investigations of the home.
- Advocacy for policies and regulations that prevent childhood lead poisoning.
What is lead poisoning?
Learn more about the common sources of lead and what you can do to protect children from lead poisoning.
The California Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch offers fact sheets and publications on lead as well as information for health care providers.
Who is the program for: Residents of Berkeley
Cost for Services: FREE
Languages Spoken: English and Spanish
Additional Resources and Information
Lead in Consumer Products
The following links have frequently updated information on lead-contaminated products and how to protect your child(ren) from lead poisoning.
What could have lead? (PDF)
¿Qué Podría Tener Plomo? (PDF)
Lead in Candy
Ways for Parents to Prevent Lead Poisoning in Children
Latest lead-contaminated recalls
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Toys and Lead Exposure
Toys and Childhood Lead Exposure.
Lead free gift ideas (PDF)
Contractors and Painters
Contractors are required to be lead-certified by the EPA.
EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule
Take the Lead-Safe Work Practices Quiz!
Alameda County Healthy Homes Department (ACHHD)
(formerly Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Department)
- Alameda County Healthy Homes Project
The Alameda County Healthy Homes Project provides families with multi-hazard housing interventions and in-home education. The interventions cover a wide array of allergen reduction, moisture and ventilation control, and safety services.
To apply CLICK HERE / SPANISH
- Grants for lead paint repair work
The Alameda County Healthy Homes Department (ACHHD) currently has grants available for lead paint repair work!
Grants are available for low-income rental and owner occupied homes and apartments built before 1978 and located in Alameda, Berkeley, Oakland or Emeryville. The property must be either vacant, or occupied by a low-income household with either a child under 6, a pregnant woman, or a child under 6 who regularly visits.
Assistance includes on-site consultations, financial and technical assistance, and complete start to finish project management services to remediate lead paint, dust and soil hazards. Supplemental funds for other safety and healthy housing issues are also available.
More information and an on-line application can be found at http://www.achhd.org/programs/leadfunding.htm or by calling (510) 567-8280.
City of Berkeley Public Health Division
Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
1947 Center Street, 2nd Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Services are also available on evenings and weekends by special arrangement.