If you answer "yes" to any of the questions below, your child and family are at
risk of LEAD POISONING.
- Do you have a child under the age of 6?
- Do you live in a house built before 1978?
- Are you in an occupation where you are exposed to lead?
The Forsyth County Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) was formed
by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in an effort to eliminate
childhood lead poisoning in Forsyth County. Although there is an increase in lead
screenings, lead poisoning is still a problem that affects children for their entire
lives. The CLPPP currently provides early intervention, surveillance, abatement
enforcement, monitoring inspections and risk assessments, and case management for
the county to assist the CDC in its elimination goal.
The CLPPP has also formed the Forsyth County Lead Coalition made up of community
leaders including parents, medical providers, and representatives of the construction
and housing industries, and many others who learn about childhood lead poisoning
issues in Forsyth County. The Coalition meets quarterly to discuss issues in lead
poisoning and listen to guest speakers from organizations such as HUD and EPA. We
need more community involvement and would love for you to join.