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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Thirty years ago, this department was created with a mission to make homes healthier for children. Thirty years later, t...
10/08/2021

Thirty years ago, this department was created with a mission to make homes healthier for children. Thirty years later, the outcomes and achievements are clear.

• We advised property owners to make over $1 million in maintenance and property improvements for the safety & well-being of tenants.

• We achieved a 57% reduction in asthma-related hospitalizations through home interventions.

• We assessed over 10,000 homes with young children where hazards were identified & abated.

• We worked to put 85% of property owners into compliance by addressing their properties' health & safety hazards.

• We trained over 2,000 people in lead-safe work practices & healthy homes principles.

• We remediated lead hazards and asthma triggers from more than 2,200 homes.

• Formed amazing partnerships to help make homes healthier for children.

Learn more about the impacts of the Alameda County Healthy Homes Department over the past 30 years, including resources for keeping your home healthy, at www.achhd.org.

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#DYK that imported eye powders such as surma, kohl, kajal, and sindoor often contain lead that can poison your child? Us...
10/08/2021

#DYK that imported eye powders such as surma, kohl, kajal, and sindoor often contain lead that can poison your child? Use eye powders approved for use in the United States.

This lead poisoning prevention week, we ask that you take action and be a hero by talking to your doctor about testing your child for lead poisoning. Your actions may impact a child’s life.

Learn more about how to take action during Lead Week 2021 on the California Department of Public Health website.

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DEODC/CLPPB/Pages/LeadWeek2021.aspx

#HEALTHYHOMES #HUD #HUDHEALTHYHOMES #tips #didyouknow #safetytips #HUDHealthyHousing #SafeHome #leadweek #leadweek2021

#DYK that imported eye powders such as surma, kohl, kajal, and sindoor often contain lead that can poison your child? Use eye powders approved for use in the United States.

This lead poisoning prevention week, we ask that you take action and be a hero by talking to your doctor about testing your child for lead poisoning. Your actions may impact a child’s life.

Learn more about how to take action during Lead Week 2021 on the California Department of Public Health website.

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DEODC/CLPPB/Pages/LeadWeek2021.aspx

#HEALTHYHOMES #HUD #HUDHEALTHYHOMES #tips #didyouknow #safetytips #HUDHealthyHousing #SafeHome #leadweek #leadweek2021

“We’ve got to become advocates. We can’t just go out there and do the work. We have to advocate for how we can do the wo...
10/04/2021

“We’ve got to become advocates. We can’t just go out there and do the work. We have to advocate for how we can do the work better.”
- Larry Brooks

Thirty years ago, this department was created from a grassroots organization that chose to advocate for how we as a County can be better at keeping our children safe. Thirty years later, we continue this mission. For this year’s lead poisoning prevention week, we are asking that you take action and be a hero by joining us in our fight to keep children safe. It could save a child’s life.

Learn more about how to take action during Lead Week 2021 on the @capublichealth website: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DEODC/CLPPB/Pages/LeadWeek2021.aspx.

#withyouthenwithyounow #anniversary #alamedacounty #california #healthyhomes #leadpoisoningprevention #quote #mondaymotivation #leadweek #leadweek2021

“We’ve got to become advocates. We can’t just go out there and do the work. We have to advocate for how we can do the work better.”
- Larry Brooks

Thirty years ago, this department was created from a grassroots organization that chose to advocate for how we as a County can be better at keeping our children safe. Thirty years later, we continue this mission. For this year’s lead poisoning prevention week, we are asking that you take action and be a hero by joining us in our fight to keep children safe. It could save a child’s life.

Learn more about how to take action during Lead Week 2021 on the @capublichealth website: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DEODC/CLPPB/Pages/LeadWeek2021.aspx.

#withyouthenwithyounow #anniversary #alamedacounty #california #healthyhomes #leadpoisoningprevention #quote #mondaymotivation #leadweek #leadweek2021

The transition back to school this year will be unlike any other. There are many ways to prepare, but one thing you cann...
09/30/2021

The transition back to school this year will be unlike any other. There are many ways to prepare, but one thing you cannot miss is getting your little ones tested for lead.

Lead can lurk in older homes and even a small amount can harm your child, as their bodies are still developing. Talk to your child’s doctor to get your child tested, and this school year let’s make sure we keep our children safe.

Visit achhd.org for more information.

#backtoschool #healthyhomes #alamedacounty #safety #leadpoisoningprevention #safehome #tips

How do you keep your home safe?The Department of Housing and Urban Development recommends keeping it maintained, which i...
09/28/2021

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 online at www.hud.gov/program_offices/healthy_homes/healthyhomes.

#HEALTHYHOMES #HUD #tiptuesday #tips #didyouknow #safetytips #HUDHealthyHousing #SafeHome

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 online at www.hud.gov/program_offices/healthy_homes/healthyhomes.

#HEALTHYHOMES #HUD #tiptuesday #tips #didyouknow #safetytips #HUDHealthyHousing #SafeHome

09/24/2021

This Mold Awareness Month, we recommend taking a look at the CDC's eight tips for cleaning up mold safely.

Mold can cause many health effects. For some people, mold can cause a stuffy nose, sore throat, coughing or wheezing, burning eyes, or skin rash. People with asthma or who are allergic to mold may have severe reactions.

For more information, please visit www.cdc.gov/mold.

#healthyhomes #mold #moldawareness #moldawarenessmonth #alamedacounty #safety #safetytips #moldsafety #cdc

Lead has been found in some candies imported from Mexico. Certain candy ingredients such as chili powder and tamarind ma...
09/22/2021

Lead has been found in some candies imported from Mexico. Certain candy ingredients such as chili powder and tamarind may be a source of lead exposure. The lead in the candy can come from many places, including the soil where chilies are grown, the factories where the candy is made, or it can even be in the ink on the candy wrappers themselves.

Check this list for safer candy choices at www.leadinmexicancandy.com.

#healthyhomes #leadsafety #alamedacounty #candy #safetytips #didyouknow #wednesdaywisdom

Lead has been found in some candies imported from Mexico. Certain candy ingredients such as chili powder and tamarind may be a source of lead exposure. The lead in the candy can come from many places, including the soil where chilies are grown, the factories where the candy is made, or it can even be in the ink on the candy wrappers themselves.

Check this list for safer candy choices at www.leadinmexicancandy.com.

#healthyhomes #leadsafety #alamedacounty #candy #safetytips #didyouknow #wednesdaywisdom

Is your home healthy?Levels of contaminants such as lead, radon, carbon monoxide, asbestos, secondhand smoke, and other ...
09/21/2021

Is your home healthy?

Levels of contaminants such as lead, radon, carbon monoxide, asbestos, secondhand smoke, and other chemicals are often much higher indoors. Keep your home healthy by keeping it contaminant free, which is the sixth principle of a healthy home.

Learn more online at www.hud.gov/program_offices/healthy_homes/nhhm.

#HEALTHYHOMES #HUD #TipTuesday #HUDHEALTHYHOMES #tips #didyouknow #safetytips #HUDHealthyHousing #SafeHome National Center for Healthy Housing

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

Is your home healthy?

Levels of contaminants such as lead, radon, carbon monoxide, asbestos, secondhand smoke, and other chemicals are often much higher indoors. Keep your home healthy by keeping it contaminant free, which is the sixth principle of a healthy home.

Learn more online at www.hud.gov/program_offices/healthy_homes/nhhm.

#HEALTHYHOMES #HUD #TipTuesday #HUDHEALTHYHOMES #tips #didyouknow #safetytips #HUDHealthyHousing #SafeHome National Center for Healthy Housing

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

FREE Paint Supply Kits Available!- Do you own a home in Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville or Oakland?- And, is your property...
09/17/2021

FREE Paint Supply Kits Available!

- Do you own a home in Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville or Oakland?
- And, is your property built before 1978?
- And, are you planning any DIY home projects?

If you answered yes to ALL of these questions, you may be eligible for a Free Paint Supply Kit that can help you keep your family safe.

With so many houses built before 1978 here in Alameda County, we have to be careful not to disturb or expose hidden lead paint dangers.

Apply for a Free Paint Supply Kit by visiting achhd.org/freepaintsupplies.

Brought to you in a partnership with Laurel Ace Hardware.

#alamedacounty #california #diy #leadpoisoningprevention #healthyhomes #paint #withyouthenwithyounow

We love helping our community stay safe!If you believe that you or somebody you know may qualify for a grant to make you...
09/14/2021

We love helping our community stay safe!

If you believe that you or somebody you know may qualify for a grant to make your home healthier, please visit achhd.org. Grants are available to homeowners in Alameda County whose homes were built before 1978.

Full details about how to qualify and how to apply for the various grants are available online at achhd.org.

#testimonial #healthyhomes #alamedacounty #safety #leadpoisoningprevention #safehome #tips #testimonialtuesday

We love helping our community stay safe!

If you believe that you or somebody you know may qualify for a grant to make your home healthier, please visit achhd.org. Grants are available to homeowners in Alameda County whose homes were built before 1978.

Full details about how to qualify and how to apply for the various grants are available online at achhd.org.

#testimonial #healthyhomes #alamedacounty #safety #leadpoisoningprevention #safehome #tips #testimonialtuesday

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”- Arthur AsheThirty years ago, this department was created fro...
09/13/2021

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
- Arthur Ashe

Thirty years ago, this department was created from a grassroots organization that chose to start where they were living, use the power of the people, and do what they could to make homes healthier for children. Thirty years later, we continue this mission and are glad to say that we have accomplished quite a bit of positive change for the community over the past 30 years.

• We advised property owners to make over $1 million in maintenance and property improvements for the safety & well-being of tenants.

• We achieved a 57% reduction in asthma-related hospitalizations through home interventions.

• We assessed over 10,000 homes with young children where hazards were identified & abated.

• We worked to put 85% of property owners into compliance by addressing their properties' health & safety hazards.

• We trained over 2,000 people in lead-safe work practices & healthy homes principles.

• We remediated lead hazards and asthma triggers from more than 2,200 homes.

• Formed amazing partnerships to help make homes healthier for children.

Learn more about the impacts of the Alameda County Healthy Homes Department over the past 30 years, including resources for keeping your home healthy, at www.achhd.org.

#withyouthenwithyounow #anniversary #alamedacounty #california #healthyhomes #leadpoisoningprevention #quote #mondaymotivation #quoteoftheday

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
- Arthur Ashe

Thirty years ago, this department was created from a grassroots organization that chose to start where they were living, use the power of the people, and do what they could to make homes healthier for children. Thirty years later, we continue this mission and are glad to say that we have accomplished quite a bit of positive change for the community over the past 30 years.

• We advised property owners to make over $1 million in maintenance and property improvements for the safety & well-being of tenants.

• We achieved a 57% reduction in asthma-related hospitalizations through home interventions.

• We assessed over 10,000 homes with young children where hazards were identified & abated.

• We worked to put 85% of property owners into compliance by addressing their properties' health & safety hazards.

• We trained over 2,000 people in lead-safe work practices & healthy homes principles.

• We remediated lead hazards and asthma triggers from more than 2,200 homes.

• Formed amazing partnerships to help make homes healthier for children.

Learn more about the impacts of the Alameda County Healthy Homes Department over the past 30 years, including resources for keeping your home healthy, at www.achhd.org.

#withyouthenwithyounow #anniversary #alamedacounty #california #healthyhomes #leadpoisoningprevention #quote #mondaymotivation #quoteoftheday

09/10/2021

The arrival of a new baby is a thrilling time. Yet, we only have to look at the data to see that not all families in the Bay Area are having positive experiences.

Black babies in the Bay Area are two to three times more likely to be born too soon or too small, or to die before their first birthday. What’s behind this shocking statistic? Racism and bias. Change is possible.

Find resources and take action with @DeliverBirthJustice at Deliverbirthjustice.org.

#deliverbirthjustice #HealthyHomes #AlamedaCounty #FactFriday #Alameda #Oakland #EndRacismBirthJustice

Deteriorated lead-based paint on doors and windows can be one of the most common sources of lead in home, creating lead ...
09/09/2021

Deteriorated lead-based paint on doors and windows can be one of the most common sources of lead in home, creating lead dust as they are repeatedly opened and closed.

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

#HEALTHYHOMES #HUD #WednesdayWisdom #HUDHEALTHYHOMES #tips #didyouknow #safetytips #HUDHealthyHousing #SafeHome

Deteriorated lead-based paint on doors and windows can be one of the most common sources of lead in home, creating lead dust as they are repeatedly opened and closed.

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

#HEALTHYHOMES #HUD #WednesdayWisdom #HUDHEALTHYHOMES #tips #didyouknow #safetytips #HUDHealthyHousing #SafeHome

Is your home healthy?The fourth principle of a healthy home is to keep it well ventilated. Having a good fresh air suppl...
09/07/2021

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 about the Eight Healthy Homes Principles online at www.hud.gov/program_offices/healthy_homes/healthyhomes.

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

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

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 about the Eight Healthy Homes Principles online at www.hud.gov/program_offices/healthy_homes/healthyhomes.

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

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

Is your home healthy?The fifth principle of a healthy home is to keep it pest free. Exposure to pests such as roaches an...
09/02/2021

Is your home healthy?

The fifth principle of a healthy home is to keep it pest free. Exposure to pests such as roaches and rodents can trigger an asthma attack.

Learn more about the Eight Healthy Homes Principles online at www.hud.gov/program_offices/healthy_homes/healthyhomes.

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

Is your home healthy?

The fifth principle of a healthy home is to keep it pest free. Exposure to pests such as roaches and rodents can trigger an asthma attack.

Learn more about the Eight Healthy Homes Principles online at www.hud.gov/program_offices/healthy_homes/healthyhomes.

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

Did you know that some aircraft are still allowed to use leaded fuel? While we recommend all parents get their children ...
08/31/2021

Did you know that some aircraft are still allowed to use leaded fuel? While we recommend all parents get their children tested for lead, we recommend this even more so for those who live near airports – areas known for having higher levels of lead air pollution.

Read the full story here: ceh.org/air-and-water/avgas-map-californians-affected-by-lead-from-aviation-fuel

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

Did you know that some aircraft are still allowed to use leaded fuel? While we recommend all parents get their children tested for lead, we recommend this even more so for those who live near airports – areas known for having higher levels of lead air pollution.

Read the full story here: ceh.org/air-and-water/avgas-map-californians-affected-by-lead-from-aviation-fuel

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

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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?