Lead Poisoning Prevention Workgroup

This new workgroup seeks to eliminate exposure to lead hazards in the home and improve the identification of and support to lead poisoned children.

Workgroup Priorities

  • Ensure the use of lead-safe work practices whenever lead paint could be disturbed, including improving the enforcement of the US EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting Regulations (RRP).
  • Support the implementation of recently passed bills focused on lead poisoning prevention, including increased outreach and education to improve rates of blood lead testing. 
  • Improve the early identification of lead hazards and children at risk of lead poisoning.

Accomplishments

This new workgroup grew out the coalition's effort to transfer the administration and enforcement of the US EPA's RRP Regulations to California.  Recognizng wide interest among members in lead hazard, the coalition formed this workgroup in 2018.

 

Co-Chairs

Linda Kite
Healthy Homes Collaborative

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Larry Brooks
Alameda County Healthy Homes Department

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Meeting Times

TBD

 

To join, contact the co-chairs.

 

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