Colorado Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

The Colorado Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CCLPPP) is a CDC-funded program with overarching program strategies in partnership building, surveillance, case investigation & management, prevention, and evaluation.

For local public health agencies

CCLPPP relies on local public health agencies to ensure children with confirmed elevated blood lead levels are linked to appropriate follow-up services.

Local public health agencies are encouraged to educate their communities on the risk of lead poisoning and promote blood lead screenings in targeted high-risk areas.

For healthcare providers and laboratories

For parents and families

No safe blood lead level in children has been identified. Even low levels of lead in blood have been shown to affect IQ, the ability to pay attention, and academic achievement. The good news is that childhood lead poisoning is 100% preventable.

A blood test is the best readily available way to measure exposure to lead. See if a lead test is recommended for your child:

Additional parent and family resources: 

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