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Lead-based paint was banned in 1978, but houses built before then probably still contain leaded paint. Children, particularly under the age of six, are most at risk from even small amounts of lead, and the damage can be permanent. But there are things you can do to protect your kids. Read on to learn more about the symptoms and causes of lead poisoning, how to help prevent it, how to have your child tested, and how to make the healthiest choices for your family.


Call (585) 224-3125 request a FREE copy of our DVD Healthy Home: Environmental Health Hazards — a combination of CPLP’s Lead Awareness for Parents and the Rochester Healthy Home Partnership’s Healthy Home. Or take a look at our YouTube channel to view all of these programs.

Lead Awareness for Parents is a 10-minute program that addresses the importance of getting your home tested, getting children tested for exposure to lead at ages one and two, demonstrates how to clean hands and toys, identifies lead-safe working practices, and lists additional local and national resources. Lead Awareness for Parents is viewable in English, Spanish/Español, and American Sign Language (ASL) and on YouTube.

Healthy Home consists of seven segments between 3-4 minutes each covering environmental health hazards in the home such as lead paint, chemicals in the air, and poisons. This video provides an educational overview on environmental health hazards and includes low cost, simple tips for taking personal action to reduce exposure to those hazards in your home.

Healthy Home was produced with the support of the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, National Center for Healthy Housing, WXXI, and the University of Rochester Medical Center. Lead Awareness for Parents was produced with the support of the Rochester Area Community Foundation and WXXI. This DVD was reproduced with the support of Roberts Communications, the Ad Council, and the City of Rochester’s Lead Paint Hazard Reduction Program.