Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

Lead-Safety Training Courses

Lead-Safety in Renovation, Repair and Painting Training Courses are not being offered at this time. Please contact your local community college for more information.

If receiving payment to do work that disturbs painted surfaces in a pre-1978 residence or child-occupied facility, the work may need to follow additional regulations in respect to lead-based paint. View information about these additional regulations (PDF).

Lead Inspections

Lead inspections conducts all types of lead inspections, including risk assessments and clearance sampling. Visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's website on lead poisoning prevention for more information.

Through grant funding from the US Center for Disease Control and Protection through the NC Children's Environmental Health Branch, we have formed a partnership with adjacent counties. The Craven-Jones-Pamlico-Lenoir Lead Poisoning Prevention Partnership not only responds to the needs of identified lead-poisoned children, we additionally strive to prevent children from ever being poisoned in the first place.

Referral Program

The referral program identifies the sources of lead in a poisoned child's environment and offers coordinated clinical case management. Visit the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control and Prevention's website about lead poisoning prevention for more information.

Lead-Safe Housing

This program helps homeowners enroll in the North Carolina Preventive Maintenance program. Visit the North Carolina Children's Environmental Health Branch website on lead poisoning prevention.