On February 27, at the Early Childhood Summit in Raleigh, Governor Roy Cooper released the state’s 2019 NC Early Childhood Action Plan. The plan provides a framework to galvanize coordinated, statewide public-private action to achieve 10 measurable goals for young … Continued
Category: Healthy Homes
*NEW* fact sheet on Preventing Lead Exposure at Indoor Shooting Ranges. Click here to download.
The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) is pleased to announce an exciting new funding opportunity to help communities build local capacity and advance evidence-based lead poisoning prevention efforts – the 2019 Lead Poisoning Prevention Grants: Equipping Communities for Action … Continued
HUD Awards $139 Million to Protect Families from Lead and Home Hazards Funding to make low-income housing safer and healthier The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $139 million to 48 state and local … Continued
The number of pediatric cases of elevated blood lead levels (BLLs) are decreasing in North Carolina. However, one county reported an increase in the number of children with confirmed BLLs ≥5 μg/dL (CDC reference value), from 27 in 2013 to … Continued
A reality about our food supply is that metals, such as arsenic, lead, cadmium, mercury and others – are present in certain foods. These elements occur naturally and as environmental pollutants in air, water and soil and they enter the … Continued
Each year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collaborate on a national outreach effort to observe National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW), held this year … Continued
EPA’s 3Ts – Training, Testing, and Taking Action – provides tools for schools, child care facilities, states, and water systems to implement voluntary lead in drinking water testing programs. Click here for more information
Check out E-Cigarettes and Teen Health, a new podcast interview released by NIEHS on September 14, 2018. While the health effects of e-cigarette use are largely unknown, a variety of chemicals in e-cigarette liquid or produced during use are known … Continued
View the *NEW* Preventing Lead Poisoning Online Module and click on the images below to download the *NEW* lead fact sheets in English and Spanish. You can also visit our Lead page for more information!