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OCHD Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Materials  
•  “Lead Can Poison People” brochure  
•  Lead-Safe Tip Cards  

•  Nutrition Tips to Protect Against Lead Poisoning

      Call about availability of other languages

•  Seven Tips for Keeping a Healthy Home  


Materials in Languages Other than English

• Flyer: "Beware of Lead! Do YOU know where it may be hiding?" Available in:

   English, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Russian, French, Haitian Creole, Arabic, Nepali, Farsi, Somali,

    Burmese, Karen, Pashto, Amharic, Karenni, Kinyarwanda, Swahili, Ukranian, and Urdu

•  Educational Materials for Parents and Caregivers
•  Video: Lead Safety In Your Home

Available in: Arabic | English Captioned and ASL | French | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

Safe Drinking Water
  Old plumbing and water service lines may contain lead. Learn how to keep your family safe from lead in water.

  Preventing contaminants from entering our drinking water and keeping track

   of lead service lines is the responsibility of municipal water systems:

City of Syracuse residents:
Water quality report and information on replacing lead water service lines can be accessed here.


Onondaga County residents outside of the city of Syracuse:
Water quality reports are available here for all Onondaga County municipal water suppliers.

  Information on new federal requirements for water service lines and tips for making sure your drinking water is safe are available here.

  A list of approved laboratories for lead in water testing is available here.
Healthy Homes
  Seven Tips for Keeping a Healthy Home
  Healthy Home Checklist
  HUD Healthy Homes
•  iPhone App: HUD "Healthy Homes Basics"
Adult Lead Exposure
•  Home Repair Workers: Lead on the Job
•  Adult Lead Testing: Occupational Health Clinics
Refugee and Immigrant Communities
•  CDC Recommendations for Lead Poisoning Prevention in Newly Arrived Refugee Children
•  Lead in Folk Medicines
Other Resources
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Lead
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Lead
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes
SaferProducts.gov (search for products recalled due to lead hazard)
NYS Department of Health Lead Poisoning Prevention site
HUD Lead Based Paint Visual Assessment Training
For news related to lead poisoning, please visit our Facebook page.

For more information, call the Onondaga County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at 315.435.3271.




Onondaga County Health Dept
Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
John H. Mulroy Civic Center
421 Montgomery St., 9th Floor
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315.435.3271
Fax: 315.435.3720
Email: LeadFreeKids@ongov.net

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