While lead paint was banned in 1978, much of South Jersey's housing stock had already been built. The existing lead hazards present serious potential dangers to families living in the area. Lead and Healthy Homes offers providers a variety of resources to help educate their patients on the dangers lead and other hazards pose.
In addition to the resources below, Lead and Healthy Homes staff are active in the community. They conduct free workshops and presentations for regional health care providers, businesses and community groups.
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This handy pocket guide explains the Blood Lead Level test results and the recommended next steps. Providers can order free copies for distribution to patients or direct them to the downloadable version. The guide also includes information on mitigating lead exposure and lead safe practices.
Lead and Healthy Homes provides free, DIY testing kits to New Jersey residents to help them determine the level of lead dust contamination in their homes. Individuals who are pregnant or contemplating pregnancy are strongly encouraged to test for lead dust in order to identify and address any lead risk before the baby arrives. These do-it-yourself tests come complete with all items needed to collect samples and submit to the lab for analysis. Results are provided directly to homeowner along with resources on mitigating exposure risk.
A concise and informative overview on childhood lead poisoning, this downloadable PowerPoint presentation provides a brief rundown of lead dangers, sources, symptoms and tips to reduce associated risks.
The Lead and Healthy Homes Action Sheets (available in English and Spanish) outline step-by-step instructions and easy checklist tips to safeguard homes from mold and mildew, pests, accidental injuries and more.
The Lead and Healthy Homes Training Guides (available in English and Spanish) contain valuable information about protecting homes from lead contamination, pests, mold and safety hazards.
In addition to these resources, Lead and Healthy Homes offers providers a variety of educational materials free of charge. These materials cover important health topics such as lead poisoning prevention and tips for a healthy home. To order copies, download and complete the Lead and Healthy Homes Program Materials Order Form.
Southern Regional Lead and Healthy Homes Coalition
The Southern Regional Lead and Healthy Homes Coalition brings together people from many different backgrounds with an interest in solving South Jersey's lead problems.
As a health care provider, you can bring a unique perspective to the coalition. We are always looking for members who can work directly with parents to promote lead poisoning prevention and healthy homes practices.