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West Virginia Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

 

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The goal of the West Virginia Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) is to eliminate childhood lead poisoning. Childhood lead poisoning is currently defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as those children having a blood lead level greater than or equal to 10mcg/dl. New information and studies, however, are concluding that any amount of lead found in the child's blood could be potentially harmful.

According to the 2000 US Census West Virginia children are at high risk for lead poisoning due to the percentage of housing built before 1980 (70.13%) when the use of leaded paint was banned. Also, according to the 2000 US Census, of the children less than 12 in the State of West Virginia twenty-five point ninety-six percent (25.96%) lived in a home at or below the Federal Poverty Level..

EPA’s Childhood Lead Basic Information  - United States EPA

Case Management - 9 pages - PDF Logo

Surveillance Plan - 2 pages  PDF Logo

Elimination Plan - 2009 - 37 pages -  PDF Logo

Screening Plan - 29 pages - PDF Logo

CDC Guidelines for the Identification and Management of
  Lead Exposure in Pregnant and Lactating Women  - 302 pages PDF Logo

CDC Guidelines for the Identification and Management of
   Lead Exposure in Pregnant and Lactating Women - Podcast

CDC Pregnant Women & Lead - Are you Pregnant? Prevent Lead Poisoning. Start Now. Lead Poisoning is caused by breathing or swallowing lead. Lead can pass from a mother to her unborn baby.
 

For more information regarding the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program contact the Division of Research Evaluation & Planning at 1-304-558-5388 or Toll-Free 1-800-642-8522 in WV