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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Services What is Lead Poisoning

What 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 offers fact sheets and publications on lead as well as information for health care providers. 

Who is the program for:  Residents of Berkeley 

Cost for Services: FREE

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Additional Resources and Information

Lead in Consumer Products 
The following links have frequently updated information on lead-contaminated products and how to protect your child(ren) from lead poisoning. 

What could have lead? (PDF)

¿Qué Podría Tener Plomo? (PDF)

Ways for Parents to Prevent Lead Poisoning in Children

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission  


Toys and Lead Exposure

Toys and Childhood Lead Exposure.   

Lead free gift ideas (PDF)


Contractors and Painters 
Contractors are required to be lead-certified by the EPA.

EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule  

Take the Lead-Safe Work Practices Quiz!

Alameda County Healthy Homes Department (ACHHD) 
(formerly Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Department)




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

510-981-5337 (Phone)  
510-981-5395 (Fax)  
510-981-6903 (TDD)

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

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