Alameda County Healthy Homes Department Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Alameda County Healthy Homes Department Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Our mission is to prevent illnesses caused by home environmental conditions such as mold, lead, pests, radon, asbestos etc.
(2)

Operating as usual

#DidYouKnow that lead is commonly found in pottery, ceramic dishes, and other common household fixtures? Be careful when...
12/04/2020

#DidYouKnow that lead is commonly found in pottery, ceramic dishes, and other common household fixtures? Be careful when purchasing new dishes for your kitchen as lead can make its way into your food! California passed Proposition 65 to more strictly regulate the lead in dishware, but companies still make patterns and styles that do not adhere to these guidelines (indicated by a yellow triangle).

Learn more: https://www.achhd.org/leadpoisoning/ceramic.htm

Today marked another anniversary of the tragic Ghostship Fire and Healthy Homes Director Larry Brooks was asked by local...
12/03/2020

Today marked another anniversary of the tragic Ghostship Fire and Healthy Homes Director Larry Brooks was asked by local reporters to provide his thoughts as a former Code Enforcement Manager on what Oakland needs to do to prevent another one!

The effects of Lead Poisoning in children are not immediately apparent. However, lead may cause problems such as:🖌 Damag...
12/02/2020

The effects of Lead Poisoning in children are not immediately apparent. However, lead may cause problems such as:

🖌 Damage to the brain and nervous system
🖌 Growth and development irregularities
🖌 Problems with learning or behavior
🖌 Hearing and speech issues

Learn more at www.achhd.org.

Connecticut’s Halfhearted Battle: Response To Lead Poisoning Epidemic Lacks Urgency by Jenifer Frank | Nov 30, 2020"Just...
12/01/2020

Connecticut’s Halfhearted Battle: Response To Lead Poisoning Epidemic Lacks Urgency by Jenifer Frank | Nov 30, 2020
"Just as COVID-19 has spotlighted racial inequities in housing and health care nationwide, the lack of a concerted campaign against lead poisoning has racial and racist undertones.
Black children are poisoned at more than twice the rate of white children, and Hispanic children at 1½ times the rate, in part because Black and Hispanic families are more likely to live in older, substandard housing. Despite Connecticut’s mandatory screening laws, and despite DPH efforts to reach Black and Hispanic families, just 13% of all children tested in 2017 were Black, its latest available breakdown of race and ethnicity numbers show. Twenty-six percent were Hispanic, and 61% were white." https://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/20201130_connecticuts_halfhearted_battle_response_to_lead_poisoning/

#DidYouKnow that there are easy ways to keep your family safe from Lead Poisoning? Keep an eye out for chipping or peeli...
11/30/2020

#DidYouKnow that there are easy ways to keep your family safe from Lead Poisoning? Keep an eye out for chipping or peeling paint, especially if your house was built before the 1980s. Lead Paint that is in good condition poses little threat to your loved ones, but paint chips and dust are easily swallowed, especially by small children.

Learn more at www.achhd.org.

We hope you all have a safe, happy, and healthy Thanksgiving! 🦃
11/26/2020

We hope you all have a safe, happy, and healthy Thanksgiving! 🦃

Many homes built before 1978 have lead-based paint. If you’re planning to buy or rent a home built before ‘78, know that...
11/26/2020

Many homes built before 1978 have lead-based paint. If you’re planning to buy or rent a home built before ‘78, know that lead from paint, chips, and dust can pose serious health hazards!

Learn more about Lead Poisoning Prevention and more here: www.achhd.org

This is the third in a series of stories exploring environmental racism in Michigan. You can read the first part and the...
11/21/2020
Lead poisoning endangers generations of Detroit children, with no end in sight

This is the third in a series of stories exploring environmental racism in Michigan. You can read the first part and the second part at links inside of the article below.

This is the third in a series of stories exploring environmental racism in Michigan. You can read the first part here and the second part...

The best way to know if there is lead in your child’s body is through a blood lead test. Children on programs such as Me...
10/31/2020

The best way to know if there is lead in your child’s body is through a blood lead test. Children on programs such as Medi-Cal, CHDP, or WIC, and all children at risk for lead exposure should get tested at 1 and 2 years old. Learn more: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DEODC/CLPPB/Pages/frequently_asked_questions.aspx#howdoiknow
#NLPPW2020

What You Can Do: Lead Test Challenge: Get your child tested for lead and nominate 3 friends or family to get their kids tested too, include #ACLeadWeek2020 in your post.

#LeadTestChallenge #AlamedaCounty #ACLeadWeek2020 #LeadSafe

La mejor manera de saber si su hijo está envenenado con plomo es por una prueba de sangre. Niños que están bajo programas como Medi-Cal, CHDP, o WIC y también todos los niños que están en riesgo de ser expuesto al plomo deben ser examinados al año y dos años de edad. Aprenda más: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DEODC/CLPPB/Pages/frequently_asked_questions.aspx#howdoiknow
#NLPPW2020

Lo Que Usted Puede Hacer: Desafío de Prueba de Plomo: Haga una prueba de plomo a su niño y nombre 3 amigos o familia para que le hagan prueba a sus hijos también, incluya #ACLeadWeek2020 en sus publicaciones.

#LeadTestChallenge #AlamedaCounty #ACLeadWeek2020 #LeadSafe

Happy Halloween Lead Safe Lenny and Healthy Homie for #NLPPW2020 want to remind contractors home owners to take the 1 da...
10/31/2020

Happy Halloween Lead Safe Lenny and Healthy Homie for #NLPPW2020 want to remind contractors home owners to take the 1 day @EPA Lead Safety Course (RRP) before working on housing built prior to 1978 @HUDPacific @HUDHealthyHomes @HUDgov @EPAregion9 @CDCEnvironment #ACLeadWeek2020

ACHHD Director Larry Brooks as Healthy Homie the Clown says, "Healthy Homie don't play that. Get your kids lead tested, ...
10/30/2020

ACHHD Director Larry Brooks as Healthy Homie the Clown says, "Healthy Homie don't play that. Get your kids lead tested, have your homes tested by State certified inspectors, and hire EPA lead certified painting contractors." #ACLeadWeek2020 #NLPPW2020

Students at Oakland’s ASCEND school were honored as “Highly Commended Entries in the Volcano Art Prize 2020” which is an...
10/30/2020

Students at Oakland’s ASCEND school were honored as “Highly Commended Entries in the Volcano Art Prize 2020” which is an World Health Organization supported International Kids Lead Poisoning Prevention Poster Competition taking place each year as part of International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. You can see more of the ASCEND school posters at: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1704HvyhBTTgzvFlN4Ssz30pcmQeTq4vvQ-tvL2glTnA/edit#slide=id.g49d3acd5d7_0_125
#Oakland #AlamedaCounty #NLPPW2020 #ACLeadWeek2020

Did you know that lead can be in pottery and ceramic dishware like water crocks, bean pots, or highly decorated Asian di...
10/30/2020

Did you know that lead can be in pottery and ceramic dishware like water crocks, bean pots, or highly decorated Asian dishes? Learn more: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DEODC/CLPPB/Pages/Q-A-Lead-in-Tableware.aspx
#NLPPW2020 #LeadCheckSwab

What You Can Do: Purchase affordable lead check swabs at your local hardware store to test your dishware for lead. If it tests positive for lead be creative and repurpose it for decorative use.

¿Sabía que el plomo puede estar en cerámica y vajillas de cerámica como vasijas de agua, ollas de frijoles o platos chinos muy decorados? Aprenda más en: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DEODC/CLPPB/Pages/Q-A-Lead-in-Tableware.aspx
#NLPPW2020 #LeadCheckSwab

Lo Que Usted Puede Hacer: Compre pruebas de plomo económicas en su ferretería local para hacerle prueba de plomo a sus vajillas. Si sale positivo de plomo sea creativo y reutilice para uso decorativo.

Are you ready for Halloween? A spooky fact: some traditional makeup like kohl or surma, and some costume jewelry may con...
10/29/2020

Are you ready for Halloween? A spooky fact: some traditional makeup like kohl or surma, and some costume jewelry may contain #lead! Learn more: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DEODC/CLPPB/Pages/frequently_asked_questions.aspx#commonsources
#NLPPW2020

What You Can Do: Share this link with your family and friends. Post your Social-Distancing Halloween pictures.

¿Está listo para el Halloween? Es un hecho: ¡Algunos maquillajes tradicionales como kohl o surma, y joyas de disfraz pueden contener plomo! Aprenda más: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DEODC/CLPPB/Pages/frequently_asked_questions.aspx#commonsources
#NLPPW2020

Lo Que Usted Puede Hacer: Comparte este enlace con tu familia y amigos. Publica tus fotos de Halloween de distancia social.

#LeadSafeHalloween

Alameda County is hiring for Community Outreach Worker II. Click on the link below for job details and to apply online. ...
10/28/2020
Job Announcement: Community Outreach Worker II - County of Alameda

Alameda County is hiring for Community Outreach Worker II. Click on the link below for job details and to apply online. The deadline is Monday, November 9th at 5:00 pm. #AlamedaCounty #Jobs #EmploymentOpportunities #Hiring #Recruitment #Employment #Community #Careers #NowHiring #HR

THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended.

Even small amounts of lead can harm your child. Most children with #LeadPoisoning do not seem sick. Should your child ge...
10/28/2020

Even small amounts of lead can harm your child. Most children with #LeadPoisoning do not seem sick. Should your child get a blood lead test? Learn more: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DEODC/CLPPB/Pages/frequently_asked_questions.aspx#whoshouldworry
#NLPPW2020 #BloodLeadTest
What You Can Do: Ask your doctor to test your child today.

Aun en pequeñas cantidades, el plomo puede dañar a su hijo. La mayoría de los niños con envenenamiento con plomo no aparentan estar enfermos. ¿Es necesario hacerle a su hijo una prueba de plomo en la sangre? Aprenda más: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DEODC/CLPPB/Pages/frequently_asked_questions.aspx#whoshouldworry
#NLPPW2020 #BloodLeadTest

Lo Que Usted Puede Hacer: Pregúntele a su Medico para hacerle una prueba a su niño hoy.

Dale knocked it out the park on today’s #NLPPW2020 HUD webinar attended by over 100 Lead poisoning prevention and health...
10/28/2020

Dale knocked it out the park on today’s #NLPPW2020 HUD webinar attended by over 100 Lead poisoning prevention and healthy homes advocates, state and local health, environmental health, and housing departments, building inspectors and code enforcement officers, lead hazard control grantee types from all across the U.S.
Larry got to tag along as his wingman, taking screen shots 😊 but said Dale deserves all the credit for doing a great job at educating folks and at the same time making ACHHD look good!

Alameda County Healthy Homes Department Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
10/27/2020

Alameda County Healthy Homes Department Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

"Together We Can Conquer Childhood Lead Poisoning"www.achhd.org
10/27/2020

"Together We Can Conquer Childhood Lead Poisoning"
www.achhd.org

"Here at ACHHD, we are working together to prevent lead poisoning and want your help by sharing our posts, visiting our ...
10/27/2020

"Here at ACHHD, we are working together to prevent lead poisoning and want your help by sharing our posts, visiting our website (achhd.org) and sharing our video (https://youtu.be/VZ-G9bjffvw)."
-Larry Brooks, Director at ACHHD
To learn more about lead hazards and receive a free mask, text "LeadWeek2020" to 22999.
#NLPPW2020 #ACLeadWeek2020

Healthy meals and snacks can help protect your child from #LeadPoisoning. Learn more: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/C...
10/27/2020

Healthy meals and snacks can help protect your child from #LeadPoisoning. Learn more: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DEODC/CLPPB/Pages/frequently_asked_questions.aspx
What you can do: Share a picture or recipe of a healthy snack for your family and post it here #NLPPW2020 #HealthyFood #HealthySnacks

Comidas y bocadillos saludables pueden proteger a su niño del envenenamiento con plomo. Aprenda más: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DEODC/CLPPB/Pages/frequently_asked_questions.aspx#healthyfoods
#NLPPW2020 #HealthyFood #HealthySnacks

Lo Que Usted Puede Hacer: Comparta una foto o receta de un bocadillo saludable para su familia y ponga aquí.

We are long overdue in fully recognizing the value in preventing lead exposure through strategies such as proactive rent...
10/27/2020

We are long overdue in fully recognizing the value in preventing lead exposure through strategies such as proactive rental inspections, training contractors in lead safe work practices and universal testing. #NLPPW2020

Never sand, dry scrape, power wash, or sandblast paint unless you know it does not have lead in it. Learn more about lea...
10/26/2020

Never sand, dry scrape, power wash, or sandblast paint unless you know it does not have lead in it. Learn more about lead-safe remodeling practices: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DEODC/CLPPB/Pages/comp_enf.aspx
#NLPPW2020
What You Can Do: Text “LeadClasses” to 22999 to get updates on the latest RRP class or our FREE online homeowner DIY course.

#WorkLeadSafe #LeadRRP

Nunca lije en seco, lave a presión, o remueva pintura con chorro de arena, excepto si sabes que no contiene plomo. Aprenda más sobre las practicas seguras para trabajar con plomo: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DEODC/CLPPB/Pages/comp_enf.aspx
#NLPPW2020

Lo Que Usted Puede Hacer: Textea “LeadClasses” al 22999 para obtener información de lo más reciente de clases de RRP o cursos GRAUTITOS en línea para dueños de casa.

#WorkLeadSafe #LeadRRP

10/26/2020
Together We Can Conquer Lead Poisoning

A community is strongest when we band together. We can protect our children from the dangers of lead poisoning through the joint effort of parents, pediatricians, homeowners, legislators and community leaders.

Together We Can Conquer Childhood Lead Poisoning.

#NLPPW2020 #ACLeadWeek2020 #AlamedaCounty #LeadSafe #BloodLeadTest
Center for Environmental Health

Alameda County Healthy Homes Department Lead Poisoning Prevention collaboration video for Oct 2020.

October 25-31 is Lead Poisoning Prevention Week! Check back each day to learn about sources of lead and how to prevent e...
10/25/2020

October 25-31 is Lead Poisoning Prevention Week! Check back each day to learn about sources of lead and how to prevent exposure. You can also get more information at www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/clppb. #NLPPW2020

What You Can Do: Sign up for our E-subscribe at https://achhd.org/esubscribe.htm to stay up on the latest Lead news and content for Alameda County.

¡Del 25 al 31 de octubre es la semana de prevención del envenenamiento con plomo! Regrese cada día para aprender las fuentes de plomo y como evitar la exposición. También puede obtener más información en www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/clppb.
#NLPPW2020

Lo Que Usted Puedes Hacer: Regístrese para nuestra suscripción electrónica en https://achhd.org/esubscribe.htm para mantenerse al día con las últimas noticias y contenido de plomo para el condado de Alameda.

#Leadsafe #LeadExposure #LeadSources, #ACLeadWeek2020

Kickoff to Lead Week 2020! October 25th through October 31st is Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Check back daily all nex...
10/23/2020

Kickoff to Lead Week 2020! October 25th through October 31st is Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.

Check back daily all next week for information and resources to address childhood lead poisoning prevention.

Larry Brooks, Director of Alameda County Healthy Homes Department accepting the Alameda County Board of Supervisor’s Proclaiming October 25th- October 31st Lead Week. Presented by Supervisor Wilma Chan.

Supervisor Wilma Chan
10/21/2020

Supervisor Wilma Chan

Earlier today, I was proud to proclaim October 2020 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and October 25-31, 2020 as National Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.

I commend the tremendous progress our Alameda County District Attorney's Office, Alameda County Family Justice Center, and their many partners have made in reducing domestic violence and providing comprehensive wrap-around services to victims and their children. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we must acknowledge that domestic violence increases in times of crisis, and victims of domestic violence may find it even more difficult to leave abusive situation and we must continue to be vigilant in recognizing and combating domestic violence in our communities and let us build a culture of safety and support for all those affected.

I would also like to commend the Alameda County Healthy Homes Department Lead Poisoning Prevention Program for their dedication to raising awareness on the dangers of childhood lead poisoning and remediating lead hazards in Alameda County homes. Lead poisoning can have devastating effects on a child, ranging from delayed growth to cognitive and behavior disorders, and even death. Childhood lead poisoning can cause chronic illnesses, such diabetes and hypertension, that are known to increase the risk of complications for COVID+ individuals. Our youth deserve a bright future and it is vital that we take the necessary steps to make sure that we have a lead safe environment in Alameda County.

"With the passage of AB 2276, children throughout California will be better protected against the harmful effects of lea...
10/05/2020
Childhood lead poisoning prevention bill signed into law

"With the passage of AB 2276, children throughout California will be better protected against the harmful effects of lead poisoning,” Salas said in a released statement. “Millions of children are at risk of lead poisoning and need to be tested. I am pleased that the Governor signed this legislation which will ensure that we are taking the steps to protect our most vulnerable kids from lead poisoning and providing the help they need."

https://www.google.com/amp/s/hanfordsentinel.com/news/childhood-lead-poisoning-prevention-bill-signed-into-law/article_6390fc8f-e245-591b-8dbb-2ef55f6b65a0.amp.html

SACRAMENTO — Through the combined efforts of Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) and Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), Assembly Bill (AB) 2276

Exposures to household cleaning products among young children increased 10% over a recent four-month period compared wit...
09/25/2020
Poison controls centers sound alarm over spike in kids’ exposure to household cleaners

Exposures to household cleaning products among young children increased 10% over a recent four-month period compared with the same time frame a year ago.

Arlington, VA — Exposures to household cleaning products among young children increased 10% over a recent four-month period compared with the same time frame a year ago, the American Association of Poison Control Centers is warning parents and caregivers.

The coronavirus has laid bare the inequalities of American public health. Black Americans are nearly three times as like...
09/19/2020

The coronavirus has laid bare the inequalities of American public health. Black Americans are nearly three times as likely as white Americans to get COVID-19, nearly five times as likely to be hospitalized and twice as likely to die. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes, being Black in the U.S. is a marker of risk for underlying conditions that make COVID-19 more dangerous, “including socioeconomic status, access to health care and increased exposure to the virus due to occupation (e.g., frontline, essential and critical infrastructure workers).” In other words, COVID-19 is more dangerous for Black Americans because of generations of systemic racism and discrimination. The same is true to a lesser extent for Native American and Latino communities, according to CDC data.

Address

2000 Embarcadero, Ste 300
Oakland, CA
94606-5300

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

Telephone

(510) 567-8280

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Alameda County Healthy Homes Department Lead Poisoning Prevention Program posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Videos

Alameda County Healthy Homes Department

The Alameda County Healthy Homes Department has become a national leader in childhood lead poisoning prevention and healthy homes programs.

Our mission is to prevent illnesses caused by home environmental conditions such as mold, lead, pests, radon, asbestos, etc.

Nearby government services


Other Public & Government Services in Oakland

Show All

Comments

I called on both Friday morning and early this morning, with no reply. We have current construction going on with lead paint removal, no effort to contain chips/dust or protect tenants' health, including a 4-year-old child. Need help asap, before it is too late. Property is covered in extensive lead paint chips and dust, which is near sewer, water, and vegetable garden. Tenants cannot open windows or leave doors open.
What does this mean for Oaklanders who have lead paint in their homes?