WV Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

About Us

The goal of the West Virginia Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (WVCLPPP) is to eliminate childhood lead poisoning. Childhood lead poisoning is currently defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as those children having a blood lead level greater than or equal to 3.​5 µg/dL (micrograms per deciliter). New information and studies, however, are concluding that any amount of lead found in the child's blood could be potentially harmful.
The purpose of the WVCLPPP is to increase the number of children less than 6 years old (<72 months) receiving a blood lead level test; improve data surveillance to identify high-risk target areas; identify resources to assist with population based interventions; provide public education to promote primary prevention; and eliminate childhood lead poisoning as a major public health problem.