Lead Poisoning Prevention Workshops

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Lead Poisoning Prevention Brochure

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has declared lead to be “a major environmental health threat” for children.

Lead poisoning may impact the brain development of young children and can even harm the developing brain of a fetus in the final weeks of a pregnancy. The injuries to the nervous system and other organs can lead to significant challenges for the growing child in areas like reading and behavior. Little bodies can’t handle toxic burdens like adult bodies and more often sustain lasting injury.

With education, awareness, and action, parents and others can prevent lead poisoning in their loved ones and themselves. CEP’s free Lead Poisoning Prevention workshops are designed to provide this education, generate awareness and enable action through the provision of superior information and resources for the average citizen. Workshops are offered city-wide and year-round.

Community Energy Project offers two levels of lead poisoning prevention workshops, each with free safety kits for qualified participants.
To register, sign up on our website, or call 503.284.6827 x109 or email Lead@CommunityEnergyProject.org

Lead Poisoning Prevention Workshop

This introductory class is perfect for those living in a home built before 1978 who want to know more about lead and basic poisoning prevention methods.

  • How to protect you and your family from the dangerous affects of lead on the body
  • Sources of lead in the home
  • Information and resources on blood-lead testing and screening items for lead
  • Prevention strategies and lead safe cleaning
  • Connections to related resources

Qualified participants receive a free safety kit which includes lead-safe cleaning supplies and testing materials, as well as the opportunity borrow a sealed HEPA vacuum.

Lead-Safe Home Projects Workshop

This basic class is great for people who want to do a small project that may involve exposure to lead paint, such as sanding down an old window frame or a reused door with potential lead paint.

  • Basic background on history and uses of lead
  • Project planning and preparation
  • Lead-Safe work techniques
  • Project cleanup and dust testing of area
  • Connections to related resources

The kit for qualified participants includes a starter kit for lead-safe work practices and testing materials, as well as the opportunity borrow a HEPA vacuum.

HEPA Vacuum Lending Program

Once you attend a lead workshop, you can borrow a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) vacuum, so you have access to the same type of clean-up tool used by professionals.

Call us at 503.284.6827 x109 or email our Community Educator at lead@communityenergyproject.org to coordinate a time for you to come by the office and borrow a unit. If possible, please give us a weeks notice so we can guarantee we have a unit cleaned and ready for you. We will need to collect your basic contact information, as well as have you sign a quick waiver.

Thank you.