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.
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Is your home healthy?The fourth principle of a healthy home is to keep it well ventilated. Having a good fresh air suppl...
06/29/2021

Is your home healthy?

The fourth principle of a healthy home is to keep it well ventilated. Having a good fresh air supply to your home is important to reduce exposure to indoor air pollutants and to increase respiratory health.

Learn more during June’s National Healthy Homes Month online at www.hud.gov/program_offices/healthy_homes/nhhm.

#NHHM2021#HEALTHYHOMES #HUD #TipTuesday #HUDHEALTHYHOMES #tips #didyouknow #safetytips #HUDHealthyHousing #SafeHome

Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

How do you keep your home safe?The Department of Housing and Urban Development recommends keeping it maintained, which i...
06/25/2021

How do you keep your home safe?

The Department of Housing and Urban Development recommends keeping it maintained, which is one of their eight principles of a healthy home. Deteriorated lead‐based paint is the primary cause of children being harmed by lead, and poorly maintained homes are at risk for many injury hazards.

Find out more during June’s National Healthy Homes Month online at www.hud.gov/program_offices/healthy_homes/nhhm.

#NHHM2021#HEALTHYHOMES #HUD #FactFriday #HUDHEALTHYHOMES #tips #didyouknow #safetytips #HUDHealthyHousing #SafeHome

Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

How do you keep your home safe?

The Department of Housing and Urban Development recommends keeping it maintained, which is one of their eight principles of a healthy home. Deteriorated lead‐based paint is the primary cause of children being harmed by lead, and poorly maintained homes are at risk for many injury hazards.

Find out more during June’s National Healthy Homes Month online at www.hud.gov/program_offices/healthy_homes/nhhm.

#NHHM2021#HEALTHYHOMES #HUD #FactFriday #HUDHEALTHYHOMES #tips #didyouknow #safetytips #HUDHealthyHousing #SafeHome

Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Is your home healthy?By following one of the eight principles of a healthy home, keeping it safe, you can decrease the l...
06/23/2021

Is your home healthy?

By following one of the eight principles of a healthy home, keeping it safe, you can decrease the likelihood of Injuries such as falls, burns, and poisonings which occur most often in the home - especially with children and seniors.

Find out more during June’s National Healthy Homes Month online at www.hud.gov/program_offices/healthy_homes/nhhm.

#NHHM2021 #HEALTHYHOMES #HUD #TipTuesday #HUDHEALTHYHOMES #AlamedaCounty #California #tips #didyouknow

Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

This year’s National Healthy Homes Month theme is Healthy Housing for All - The Power of Partnerships. In honor of this ...
06/21/2021

This year’s National Healthy Homes Month theme is Healthy Housing for All - The Power of Partnerships. In honor of this theme, we would like to take this moment to recognize the local, state, and national partners who have helped us in our efforts to lift others. Together, we are stronger.

Learn more during June’s National Healthy Homes Month online at www.hud.gov/program_offices/healthy_homes/nhhm.

#NHHM2021 #HEALTHYHOMES #HUD #HUDHEALTHYHOMES #MotivationMonday #quote #quoteoftheday U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

This year’s National Healthy Homes Month theme is Healthy Housing for All - The Power of Partnerships. In honor of this theme, we would like to take this moment to recognize the local, state, and national partners who have helped us in our efforts to lift others. Together, we are stronger.

Learn more during June’s National Healthy Homes Month online at www.hud.gov/program_offices/healthy_homes/nhhm.

#NHHM2021 #HEALTHYHOMES #HUD #HUDHEALTHYHOMES #MotivationMonday #quote #quoteoftheday U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Do you know the Eight Principles of a Healthy Home?The first principle is to keep it dry. Damp homes provide an environm...
06/18/2021

Do you know the Eight Principles of a Healthy Home?

The first principle is to keep it dry. Damp homes provide an environment for dust mites, roaches, rodents and molds. All of these can cause or worsen asthma.

In addition, moisture can damage the building materials in your home. Follow the tips outlined to keep your home dry, healthy, and safe.

Find out more during June’s National Healthy Homes Month online at www.hud.gov/program_offices/healthy_homes/nhhm.

#NHHM2021 #HEALTHYHOMES #HUD #FridayFacts #HUDHEALTHYHOMES #AlamedaCounty #California #tips #didyouknow

Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Is your home healthy?Keep your home healthy and safe by keeping it clean. Clean homes reduce pest infestation and exposu...
06/16/2021

Is your home healthy?

Keep your home healthy and safe by keeping it clean. Clean homes reduce pest infestation and exposures to contaminants.

Learn more during June’s National Healthy Homes Month online at www.hud.gov/program_offices/healthy_homes/nhhm.

#WednesdayWisdom #NHHM2021 #HEALTHYHOMES #HUD #HUDHEALTHYHOMES U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Lead paint was banned for use on products marketed to children in the United States in 1978; however, it is still widely...
05/27/2021

Lead paint was banned for use on products marketed to children in the United States in 1978; however, it is still widely used in other countries and may be found in imported toys. Children may also be exposed to lead from antique toys and collectibles passed down through generations.

Learn more about lead poisoning prevention in children's toys here: https://www.achhd.org/leadpoisoning/toys.htm.

Lead paint was banned for use on products marketed to children in the United States in 1978; however, it is still widely used in other countries and may be found in imported toys. Children may also be exposed to lead from antique toys and collectibles passed down through generations.

Learn more about lead poisoning prevention in children's toys here: https://www.achhd.org/leadpoisoning/toys.htm.

Painting and renovation projects can create lead dust which can be a significant source of lead exposure. If you are rem...
05/26/2021

Painting and renovation projects can create lead dust which can be a significant source of lead exposure. If you are remodeling a home that was built before 1978, it's important to ensure that you are hiring an RRP lead-safe certified firm for your project.

Visit https://www.achhd.org/leadpoisoning/lead-safe_contractor.htm for tips on the best steps to take when hiring a lead-safe contractor.

Painting and renovation projects can create lead dust which can be a significant source of lead exposure. If you are remodeling a home that was built before 1978, it's important to ensure that you are hiring an RRP lead-safe certified firm for your project.

Visit https://www.achhd.org/leadpoisoning/lead-safe_contractor.htm for tips on the best steps to take when hiring a lead-safe contractor.

Many of us are unknowingly exposing ourselves to harmful chemicals when we water our vegetable gardens or let our childr...
05/25/2021

Many of us are unknowingly exposing ourselves to harmful chemicals when we water our vegetable gardens or let our children play in (or drink from) the hose.

Learn how you can test for lead in the water in your home and reduce ingestion of lead from running water here https://www.achhd.org/leadpoisoning/water.htm.

Many of us are unknowingly exposing ourselves to harmful chemicals when we water our vegetable gardens or let our children play in (or drink from) the hose.

Learn how you can test for lead in the water in your home and reduce ingestion of lead from running water here https://www.achhd.org/leadpoisoning/water.htm.

Traces of lead can be found in dishes which can contaminate your food. Keep lead off the menu and avoid using any chippe...
05/20/2021

Traces of lead can be found in dishes which can contaminate your food. Keep lead off the menu and avoid using any chipped, broken, handcrafted, or decorated tableware. Find out more at: https://www.achhd.org/leadpoisoning/ceramic.htm

Traces of lead can be found in dishes which can contaminate your food. Keep lead off the menu and avoid using any chipped, broken, handcrafted, or decorated tableware. Find out more at: https://www.achhd.org/leadpoisoning/ceramic.htm

#DidYouKnow that soil around older homes or near highways or industry may have lead contamination? Make sure to be lead-...
05/19/2021

#DidYouKnow that soil around older homes or near highways or industry may have lead contamination? Make sure to be lead-safe while gardening this year and wash all fruits and vegetables before eating. Find out more about lead-safe urban gardening at https://www.achhd.org/leadpoisoning/gardening.htm

#DidYouKnow that soil around older homes or near highways or industry may have lead contamination? Make sure to be lead-safe while gardening this year and wash all fruits and vegetables before eating. Find out more about lead-safe urban gardening at https://www.achhd.org/leadpoisoning/gardening.htm

Deteriorated lead-based paint can be one of the most common sources of lead in homes and doors and windows painted with ...
05/18/2021

Deteriorated lead-based paint can be one of the most common sources of lead in homes and doors and windows painted with lead-based paint can create lead dust as they are opened and closed.

Find out the steps you should take to keep your home lead-safe at https://www.achhd.org/.

Deteriorated lead-based paint can be one of the most common sources of lead in homes and doors and windows painted with lead-based paint can create lead dust as they are opened and closed.

Find out the steps you should take to keep your home lead-safe at https://www.achhd.org/.

If children are around items with high levels of lead, they may not have lead poisoning symptoms right away. However, le...
05/13/2021

If children are around items with high levels of lead, they may not have lead poisoning symptoms right away. 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.

If children are around items with high levels of lead, they may not have lead poisoning symptoms right away. 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.

Is lead hiding in the dust, paint, and soil in your home? For helpful lead poisoning prevention tips, visit our website ...
05/12/2021

Is lead hiding in the dust, paint, and soil in your home? For helpful lead poisoning prevention tips, visit our website at https://www.achhd.org/.

Is lead hiding in the dust, paint, and soil in your home? For helpful lead poisoning prevention tips, visit our website at https://www.achhd.org/.

You can carefully prepare and paint over existing lead-based paint. Even though the lead is still in place, it is no lon...
05/11/2021

You can carefully prepare and paint over existing lead-based paint. Even though the lead is still in place, it is no longer as hazardous if people are not exposed to the chips and dust.

To learn how to work safely and for more helpful lead prevention tips, visit us at https://www.achhd.org/.

You can carefully prepare and paint over existing lead-based paint. Even though the lead is still in place, it is no longer as hazardous if people are not exposed to the chips and dust.

To learn how to work safely and for more helpful lead prevention tips, visit us at https://www.achhd.org/.

Doing a big cleanup in your house or yard? Some of the debris may actually be considered hazardous waste and should be h...
05/06/2021

Doing a big cleanup in your house or yard? Some of the debris may actually be considered hazardous waste and should be handled with care. To make disposal as easy as possible, separate the waste into hazardous and non-hazardous. When finished, make sure to thoroughly wash your face and hands to prevent any unnecessary exposure to lead.

Doing a big cleanup in your house or yard? Some of the debris may actually be considered hazardous waste and should be handled with care. To make disposal as easy as possible, separate the waste into hazardous and non-hazardous. When finished, make sure to thoroughly wash your face and hands to prevent any unnecessary exposure to lead.

#TipOfTheDay Microfiber cloths easily pick up lead dust and are washable. It is best to use damp towels to reduce the sp...
05/04/2021

#TipOfTheDay Microfiber cloths easily pick up lead dust and are washable. It is best to use damp towels to reduce the spread of lead dust. Be sure to wash these and mop cloths in a load separate from your clothes!

#TipOfTheDay Microfiber cloths easily pick up lead dust and are washable. It is best to use damp towels to reduce the spread of lead dust. Be sure to wash these and mop cloths in a load separate from your clothes!

Due to the historical use of lead-based paint in and outside of homes, lead can be found in soil. There is no safe level...
04/29/2021

Due to the historical use of lead-based paint in and outside of homes, lead can be found in soil. There is no safe level of lead in a child's body. Children may be exposed to lead-contaminated soil by playing in bare dirt, but this exposure is preventable! Learn the steps you can take to protect the children in your care.

Due to the historical use of lead-based paint in and outside of homes, lead can be found in soil. There is no safe level of lead in a child's body. Children may be exposed to lead-contaminated soil by playing in bare dirt, but this exposure is preventable! Learn the steps you can take to protect the children in your care.

If you have cracked, peeling, or chipping paint in or around your house, it is possible that it contains lead paint. Vis...
04/28/2021

If you have cracked, peeling, or chipping paint in or around your house, it is possible that it contains lead paint.

Visit us at https://www.achhd.org/leadpoisoning/testing.htm to find a State Lead Certified Inspector/Risk Assessor today to test for lead hazards in your home.

If you have cracked, peeling, or chipping paint in or around your house, it is possible that it contains lead paint.

Visit us at https://www.achhd.org/leadpoisoning/testing.htm to find a State Lead Certified Inspector/Risk Assessor today to test for lead hazards in your home.

If you think your little one has been exposed to lead, talk to a pediatrician, general physician, or local health agency...
04/27/2021

If you think your little one has been exposed to lead, talk to a pediatrician, general physician, or local health agency. A doctor can do a simple blood test to check you or any child for lead exposure. If your child is diagnosed with lead poisoning, your health department will follow up with you and can assist you in your next steps towards avoiding any further lead exposure in your home.

If you think your little one has been exposed to lead, talk to a pediatrician, general physician, or local health agency. A doctor can do a simple blood test to check you or any child for lead exposure. If your child is diagnosed with lead poisoning, your health department will follow up with you and can assist you in your next steps towards avoiding any further lead exposure in your home.

1 in 4 children gets lead poisoning by the time they enter kindergarten. Help prevent your children from being lead pois...
04/21/2021

1 in 4 children gets lead poisoning by the time they enter kindergarten.

Help prevent your children from being lead poisoned. Visit our website to learn more about you can reduce lead hazards in your home.

https://www.achhd.org/leadpoisoning/hazard.htm

1 in 4 children gets lead poisoning by the time they enter kindergarten.

Help prevent your children from being lead poisoned. Visit our website to learn more about you can reduce lead hazards in your home.

https://www.achhd.org/leadpoisoning/hazard.htm

If you recently purchased a fixer-upper home, you and your family could be at risk of being exposed to lead poisoning. H...
04/20/2021

If you recently purchased a fixer-upper home, you and your family could be at risk of being exposed to lead poisoning. Homes built before 1978 contain lead paint.

Keep you and your little ones safe by knowing how to successfully test your new space for lead.

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

If you recently purchased a fixer-upper home, you and your family could be at risk of being exposed to lead poisoning. Homes built before 1978 contain lead paint.

Keep you and your little ones safe by knowing how to successfully test your new space for lead.

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

#DidYouKnow that lead-based paint for residential use was banned in 1978? Many homes built before that year have layers ...
04/14/2021

#DidYouKnow that lead-based paint for residential use was banned in 1978?

Many homes built before that year have layers of older lead-based paint underneath newer paint layers. The main reason that lead was added to paint before 1978 was to make the paint last longer. Lead-based paint was used most heavily before the 1950's.

#DidYouKnow that lead-based paint for residential use was banned in 1978?

Many homes built before that year have layers of older lead-based paint underneath newer paint layers. The main reason that lead was added to paint before 1978 was to make the paint last longer. Lead-based paint was used most heavily before the 1950's.

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LEAD poisoning is very dangerous. It causes mental delays and behavioral problems.
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?