Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program offers free workshops for parents, medical and childcare providers, and teachers with information on lead screenings, products that contain lead, and how to prevent child lead exposure. 

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  • Education to parents of infants and young children, medical providers, childcare providers and teachers on how to prevent lead poisoning.
  • Case management to families of children with lead poisoning. This includes coordination of medical care and testing, assessment of nutrition status and child development, referrals to other services as needed, and environmental investigations of the home.
  • Advocacy for policies and regulations that prevent childhood lead poisoning.

Who is the program for:  Residents of Berkeley 

Cost for Services: FREE

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Additional Resources and Information

What is Lead PoisoningWhat is lead poisoning? 

Learn more about the common sources of lead and what you can do to protect children from lead poisoning. The California Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch also offers fact sheets and publications on lead as well as information for health care providers.

Berkeley Property Owner Resources 

The Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program offers a variety of services to pre-1978 residential property owners - such as In-home Consultations, lead safe renovation classes, the HEPA-Vac lending program and more!


Lead in Consumer Products

Lead IN Consumer products

The following links have frequently updated information on lead-contaminated products:

What could have lead? (PDF)

¿Qué Podría Tener Plomo? (PDF)

Latest lead-contaminated recalls 

Learn about lead in Mexican candy  (Information is available in English and Spanish)

More Ways for Parents to Prevent Lead Poisoning in Children

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission 

Toys and Lead Exposure:  For more information about children and lead exposure, please visit the following link: Toys and Childhood Lead Exposure.  Please visit this list (in PDF format) for a list of alternative, lead free gift ideas.

Information for Contractors and Painters

LeadWidget_contractorsContractors are required to be lead-certified by the EPA by April 2010!!
CLICK HERE for more information about the EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule  

Take the Lead-Safe Work Practices Quiz!

Watch Videos on Working Lead Safe

Laws and Regulations About Lead Lead_ReportUnsafe_Widget





Alameda County Healthy Homes Project

The Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban development to improve the lives of asthmatic children in Alameda County. The Project will provide families with multi-hazard housing interventions and in-home education. The interventions cover a wide array of allergen reduction, moisture and ventilation control, and safety services. By addressing the seven principles of Healthy Homes through housing interventions, Project participants are expected to exhibit a reduction in asthma symptoms and home injuries.

Alameda County Healthy Homes Project


The Alameda County Healthy Homes Department (ACHHD) currently has grants available for lead paint repair work!

Grants are available for low-income rental and owner occupied homes and apartments built before 1978 and located in Alameda, Berkeley, Oakland or Emeryville. The property must be either vacant, or occupied by a low-income household with either a child under 6, a pregnant woman, or a child under 6 who regularly visits. 

Assistance includes on-site consultations, financial and technical assistance, and complete start to finish project management services to remediate lead paint, dust and soil hazards. Supplemental funds for other safety and healthy housing issues are also available.

More information and an on-line application can be found at  or by calling 510-567-8280.  

City of Berkeley Public Health Division
Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
1947 Center Street, 2nd Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704

510-981-5289 (Phone)  
510-981-5395 (Fax)  
510-981-6903 (TDD) 

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Services are also available on evenings and weekends by special arrangement.