Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

Kansas children continue to be at risk for lead poisoning, but the good news is that lead poisoning can be prevented. The only way to know if a child has lead poisoning is to have them tested. There is no safe blood lead level for children.

Kansas Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

The Kansas Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) works to reduce childhood lead poisoning in Kansas by increasing awareness of the risks and sharing successful prevention strategies. The program works with collaborative partners to accomplish this goal statewide, providing educational and outreach materials, in-person presentations, and speaking at local events. For more information, email the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.

More About Childhood Lead Poisoning & Prevention 

  1. Risk
  2. Prevention
  3. Surveillance

Who Is at Risk?

Children under the age of 6 years old are at a greater risk for lead poisoning. This is because they are growing rapidly and tend to have behaviors that increase the potential for exposure to lead sources. They are also more susceptible to lead poisoning health effects. No safe blood lead level in children has been identified. Even low levels of lead in blood have been shown to affect IQ, delay development, cause behavioral problems, and cause other serious health effects. Lead has no smell and is difficult to identify. Most children that have lead poisoning do not demonstrate any obvious symptoms. Learn more about the risk of lead poisoning.