Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) was a grant funded program run by the Southern Nevada Health District and University of Nevada, Las Vegas between 2006 and 2010.
- Annual Report 2008 – 2009 – Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program PDF 1MB
- Annual Report 2007 – 2008 – Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program PDF 1MB
- Annual Report – Fiscal Year 2006 – Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program PDF 486KB
- Interim Report PDF 779KB
- Lead Poisoning Elimination Plan PDF 1MB
Based on a child’s blood lead level, the CLPPP provided Case Management. These services included:
- Monitoring medical care, including regular blood tests, until lead exposure is lower than 10 µg/dL.
- Coordination of medical care such as lead exposure treatment or hospitalization, if required.
- Educating family members about lead hazards and ways to decrease lead exposure.
- Support services such as developmental referrals and WIC/Nutritional referrals.
Environmental Lead Investigation
If a child has been tested with an elevated blood lead level, the CLPPP contacted the family to schedule a thorough environmental investigation of all possible sources of lead in order to protect the child from further exposure and harm.
Environmental investigations were performed by an EPA-certified lead risk assessor. The risk assessor interviewed the family to determine where the child may have come into contact with lead, and will then tested these items/areas. Our staff coordinated the home visits at times that were convenient for the family.
Lead Inspections for Homes Built Before 1978
A lead risk assessment is an on-site visual inspection and environmental sampling of paint, dust and soil to determine the existence, nature, severity and location of a lead-based paint hazard.
The risk assessor provided a report explaining the investigation results, suggested ways to reduce lead-based paint hazards and recommended acceptable strategies for controlling any hazards identified. In Nevada, only an EPA-certified risk assessor can perform a risk assessment. A lead risk assessment is not intended to identify all lead painted surfaces in a housing unit and cannot be used to certify or guarantee that a unit is “lead free”.
The CLPPP Surveillance Coordinator received reports of lead exposure from physicians and laboratories operating in Clark County. The information helped determine the extent of childhood lead poisoning in the community and guided education and prevention efforts.