Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP)

What is the CLPPP?

The CLPPP seeks to decrease Kern County children’s exposure to lead through the following methods:

  • Case management of the CHDP all children in Kern County who are lead burdened. and are income eligible or have fee-for-service Medi-Cal;
  • Education and continuing support to CHDP Providers through workshops, lead screening/testing and anticipatory guidance on lead poisoning prevention information;
  • Capacity to track lead exposure countywide and to monitor the management of lead burdened children;
  • Promotion of healthy children and prevention of lead poisoning through health fairs, educational programs for the community, the program’s newsletter Lead Educator and recall news releases;
  • Partnerships with government agencies, community-based organizations, and the private sector for the prevention of lead poisoning. For example:  Department of Human Services; Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans; School Systems; Head Start Programs; State sponsored Pre-schools; Black Infant Health Coalition; Community Connection for Child Care and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC); and
  • Compliance with Federal and State statutory and regulatory requirements.

Melvina Terry,  PHN II (661) 868-0360


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Community Resources

Learn About Lead Poisoning
A general guide to sources of lead exposure, symptoms of poisoning and how to prevent lead exposure in children.
Learn About Lead Poisoning (PDF)English | Spanish | Chinese | Hmong | Lao | Vietnamese

Protect Your Child From Lead
A general guide to sources of lead exposure, symptoms of poisoning and how to prevent lead exposure in children.
Protect Your Child From Lead (PDF)English | Spanish | Korean | Punjabi (2MB)

Simple Steps to Protect Your Child From Lead
Actions to take to prevent lead exposure around your home.
Simple Steps to Protect Your Child From Lead (PDF)English | Spanish | Chinese | Hmong | Lao | Vietnamese

Lead in House Paint and Dirt Can Hurt Your Child!
Information about lead sources around the home and what to do to protect your family.
Lead in House Paint and Dirt Can Hurt Your Child! (PDF) … English | Spanish | Chinese | Hmong | Lao | Vietnamese

Keep Your Newborn Safe from Lead
Protecting your newborn from sources of lead around the home.
Keep Your Newborn Safe from Lead (PDF) … English | Spanish


General Information

Guidelines and recommendations for school districts, schools, and the education community are posted in this section. Information is updated as new material is released.

Lead Educator – Newsletter

Resources and Links
California Lead Branch – Information & Resources
California Food and Drug Branch – Lead in Candy
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
CDC – Lead
Alliance for Healthy Homes

 

Lead Recalls
Guidelines and recommendations for health care professionals are posted in this section. Information is updated as new material is released.

LEAD HAZARDSConsumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC)

March 2017,  Restoration Hardware Recalls Metal Top Dinning Tables, Active Kyds Recalls Children’s Toy Shovels and Garden Tools, LaRose Industries Recalls Cra-Z-Jewelz Ultimate Gem,  GSI Outdoors Recalls Children’s Water Bottles

Mars Retail Group Recalls M&M’S-Branded Jewelry Due to Violation of Lead Standard New 8.25.16

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Mars-Retail-Group-Recalls-MMs-Branded-Jewelry 16251a[1]

Monkey Glockenspiel – Childrens-Musical-Instrument

Far East Brokers Recalls Children’s Chairs and Swings Due to Violation of Federal Lead Paint Standard – Chairs and Swings

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Far-East-Brokers-Recalls-Childrens-Chairs-and-Swings

GSI Outdoors Recalls Children’s Water Bottles Due to Violation of Lead Standard; Sold Exclusively at L.L.Bean

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/GSI-Outdoors-Recalls-Childrens-Water-Bottles

Things Remembered Recalls Children’s Jewelry Due to Violation of Lead Standard

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Things-Remembered-Recalls-Childrens-Jewelry

Gel Spice, Inc., a Bayonne, NJ establishment expands their recall of Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric Powder due to elevated Lead levels. New 8.15.16

Attached is a preliminary list of retailers identified as receiving the recalled product. For additional information, please see attached product list and visithttp://dld.bz/eNrmM

Recall Gel Spice, Inc. (EXPANDED) – Ground Turmeric Powder &  CA Retail Stores – Local Notification