EPA Lead Resources for Patients and Parents

Posted on: August 3, 2010

Safe and Healthy Homes

Safe and Healthy Homes is a primary prevention partnership linking parents and resources in an effort to abate lead hazards before toddlers begin crawling and exploring the home environment.  Safe and Healthy Homes is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made the following resources available to providers to inform patients about the risks of lead in the home.  These resources can be displayed in the office, or provided to patients and parents as hand-outs.

EPA Lead Poisoning Home Checklist (.pdf)

The following questions will help you determine if your family is at risk for lead poisoning. [...more]

EPA Lead Poisoning Fact Sheet (.pdf)

Despite laws established in the 1970s to make people aware of the dangers of lead and its poisonous effects, lead poisoning in children remains a common, yet preventable, environmental health problem in the United States. By understanding, identifying, and safely removing sources of lead, we can ensure the long-term health of children and prevent its devastating and irreversible effects. [...more]

Give Your Child the Chance of a Lifetime Brochure (.pdf)

Set a Few Simple Rules for You and Your Children.

Get your young children tested for lead, even if they seem healthy.

Make sure the whole family washes their hands before meals and before going to bed.

Wash toys, bottles,and pacifiers regularly. [...more]

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For more information about lead poisoning prevention and the Safe and Healthy Homes Project, please contact:

Jennie Pinkwater
Director, Prevention Projects
1400 W. Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60642
312/733-1026, ext 213
Fax: 312/733-1791
jpinkwater@illinoisaap.com