Lead Poisoning  

Lead-based Paint Program

To increase awareness of childhood lead poisoning prevention, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), along with the CDC, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is participating in National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) October 21–27.

During the week, ADH employees will be providing information about lead exposure, safe lead-based paint removal and repair and the connection between a healthy diet and lead absorption. The ADH Lead Outreach Team is participating in these events:

  • Tuesday, October 23, Chenal Elementary Kindergarten and 1st Graders in Little Rock -more- will learn how to protect themselves from lead exposure by properly washing their hands and eating healthy foods.
  • Friday, October 26, the Lead Outreach Team will be doing Lead Poisoning Prevention Outreach for children and their families attending the Boo Bash in Benton.
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