Lead Safety and Healthy Homes Program
Lead Poisoning Prevention Resources
Lead Hazard Abatement Grants and Loans
- The San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) offers a variety of home improvement products for low-to moderate-income residents of San Diego. Some of their programs are specifically targeted to reduce or remove hazards in the home. The SDHC can be reached at 619-578-7521 or by visiting the Web site.
Information on Lead Hazards
- The California Department of Health Services Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch is a great resource for lead-poisoning prevention and has information on obtaining certifications for lead related construction activities.
- The California Department of Public Health Services Food and Drug Branch has an alphabetical listing of candies with photographs that are known to contain lead.
- County of San Diego Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program provides services for poisoned children; individual and group presentations to parents; training for health care providers; training using the "finger stick method," which is a less invasive method to test for lead in children's blood..
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - The HUD Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control operates the Healthy Homes program and protects children and their families from lead poisoning. HUD develops lead-based paint regulations and offers lead-based-paint-hazards information via the Internet in the form of brochures and fact sheets featuring childhood lead screening guidance.
- The U.S Environmental Protection Agency National Lead Information Center has many free lead poisoning prevention booklets that are available by calling 1-800-424-5323 or by going online.
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Visit the CDC Web site or call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (5323).
- The Environmental Health Coalition offers publications, fact sheets and reports on lead hazards and other toxic substances.
- The Alliance for Healthy Homes offers lead and other healthy home fact sheets, brochures and other resources.
- Lead-related Construction Information Line, 1-800-597-LEAD (5323).
- Lead Safety and Healthy Homes Program Brochure (PDF)
- Folleto del Programa de Comunidades Seguras Sin Plomo (PDF)
- EPA's Lead-Safe Certified Guide to Renovate Right (PDF)
- EPA's Guia De Practicas Acreditadas Seguras Para Trabajar Con El Plomo Para Remodelar Correctamente (PDF)
- EPA's Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home (PDF)
- Proteja a Su Familia en Contra del Plomo en Su Casa (PDF)
- EPA's Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home (Vietnamese) (PDF)