MCAH Programs

Contact Information
Los Angeles County                 Department of Public Health
Childhood Lead Poisoning
Prevention Program
5555 Ferguson Drive, Suite 210-02
Commerce, CA 90022
(800) LA-4-LEAD
Fax (323) 890-8736
Welcome - Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP)

National Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (October 22-28, 2017)



Free Blood Lead Screening if you live or work near Exide Technologies Facility in Vernon

Questions About Lead and Prevention Tips for Communities near Exide: English / Spanish

Learn about the County's response to Exide


Program Description

The Los Angeles County Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) was established in 1991, as a result of the California legislature mandating the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to develop and enact a standard of care for identifying and managing children with elevated blood lead levels. CLPPP, funded by the CDPH, is structurally placed under two Programs within Department of Public Health. The team of public health nurses, health educators, and epidemiology staff is under Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Programs; and the team of registered environmental health specialists is under Environmental Health. The two teams work closely together to ensure nursing and environmental case management and follow-up for lead-burdened children; to promote screening; and to carry out primary prevention, targeted outreach and education, and surveillance activities.                                                                                                           

 Información en Español

Vision, Mission, Objectives, and Unit Responsibilities

Health Problems





School Outreach and Art Contest

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) has, as part of its outreach program, a Lead Awareness Art Contest.  At the beginning of the school year teachers are invited to teach a class in lead awareness, using CLPPP’s curriculum.  After the class is conducted, students are encouraged to create a poster on their understanding of lead poisoning prevention, and submit it to the CLPPP Program. 

One winner per grade is selected.  Winners receive a trophy and all participants get a certificate of participation. Winners of past Art Contests are listed below:

Lead Safe Work Practices Partnership

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