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Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

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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. 

Services | Who is the program for? | Additional Resources | Contact Us | Hours

Services What is Lead Poisoning

  • 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. 

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 provide 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

US Consumer Product Consumer Safety Commission - To access a current list of products recalled for lead, type "lead" in the search field: https://www.cpsc.gov/recalls 

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)

  • Alameda County Healthy Homes Project 
    The Alameda County Healthy Homes Project provides 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.
  • Grants for lead paint repair work

    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 can be found at http://www.achhd.org/programs/housing-rehab/index.htm or by calling (510) 567-8280.  




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

510-981-5394 (Phone)  
510-981-5395 (Fax)  
510-981-6903 (TDD)


Monday - Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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





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