The Hawaii Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (HI-CLPPP) is committed to helping the community:
- Prevent children from being exposed to lead.
- Identify children already exposed to lead so the source can be removed.
- Link families with recommended services.
One out of every 100 children tested in Hawaii has lead in their bodies above the CDC reference level. Answer the survey questions on this page to see if your child is at increased risk.
Why is Lead Dangerous for Children?
Young children are at high risk for lead poisoning because their bodies are growing fast and absorb more lead. As they start to crawl and walk, they may put their fingers or other things with lead or lead dust into their mouths. Even a little bit of lead can make it hard for children to learn and talk.
Most children with lead in their bodies do not look or act sick. That is why prevention AND getting a lead test is so important.
What Can I Do?
Talk to your child’s doctor about getting your child tested for lead when they turn ONE and again when they turn TWO. It is okay to test at other times too if risk increases or your child has never been tested before. Click here to learn more about protecting your FAMILY from lead.
If you are health care provider, click here to learn more about protecting your PATIENTS from lead.
Call or Email Us With Any Questions.
Hawaii Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
741 Sunset Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
E-mail: [email protected]