Information For Child Care Providers

Child care providers and early childhood education providers play an important role in preventing childhood lead poisoning. They have a direct link to parents and families with small children, can help recognize the dangers before a health issue arises, and encourage all families to have their child tested for lead.

  • Even small levels of exposure to lead can be extremely harmful to children.
  • Hundreds of thousands of kids are affected by lead paint in the U.S with some level of irreversible damage, such as lower intelligence, learning disabilities, and behavioral issues.
  • New cases of childhood lead poisoning are diagnosed every year, but many more go unreported.
  • Recent research shows that new cases can be directly linked to renovations where the work environment was inadequately cleaned and contained.
  • Once poisoned, the effects may be for life.