The City provides information about preventing lead poisoning. Lead poisoning can be caused by lead paint, some traditional remedies, and some imported products.

Through the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, the City provides assistance to pregnant women, teens, and children, including:

  • Referrals for blood lead tests
  • Presentations
  • Training and workshops
  • Services for lead-poisoned pregnant women

Children with lead poisoning can experience learning and behavior problems. The City provides the following information and educational material on how to prevent lead poisoning:

  • Information, educational materials and presentations on how to prevent lead poisoning and remove lead paint safely.
  • Referrals to health care providers to get a blood lead test.
  • Case coordination, home inspections, and other services for lead-poisoned children.

You may schedule a presentation, training or workshop for your organization.

Online

Learn about lead poisoning prevention for children and pregnant women.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

Lead poisoning can cause high blood pressure or miscarriage in a pregnant woman or teen and premature birth or learning and behavior problems for the baby.

The City provides:

  • Information and educational materials on how to prevent lead poisoning.
  • Referrals to health care providers to get a blood lead test.
  • Coordination of presentations, training, and workshops for schools, hospitals, WICs, faith-based groups, social services agencies, day cares, Head Starts, and community-based organizations.
  • Services for lead-poisoned pregnant women.

Online

Learn about lead poisoning prevention for children and pregnant women.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

New York City law requires that the repair of lead paint hazards be done by trained workers using safe work practices.  Dry sanding and dry scraping are not allowed.

Building owners and tenants can get more information about safe work practices and training requirements.

Online

Learn about lead removal.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

The NYC Health Department provides free workshops on healthy homes and lead poisoning prevention for:

  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Social service providers
  • Child care workers
  • Medical professionals

Training topics include:

  • Lead poisoning prevention for children, babies and pregnant women
  • Lead in imported products
  • Preventing falls in seniors
  • Safe pest management practices
  • Fire and carbon monoxide safety
  • Poison prevention
  • Moisture and mold issues

Training can be provided during the day, at night, and on weekends, in English or Spanish.

Online

Get more information about Healthy Homes Community Workshops.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

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