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Childhood Lead Poisoning
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Childhood Lead Poisoning

The Ohio Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program provides public health lead investigations, case management, local program funding, education, and lead data.

Lead can damage nearly every system in the human body, and has harmful effects on both adults and children. It is a serious environmental public health threat to children in Ohio. 

The Ohio Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (OHHLPPP) addresses the needs of lead-poisoned children from birth through 6 years (72 months) of age. The program assists family members, medical care providers and other community members to reduce and prevent lead poisoning. OHHLPPP recognizes that children under the age of 3 years (36 months) are at greatest risk for lead poisoning. 

This program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for childhood lead poisoning prevention efforts in Ohio. OHHLPPP receives all blood lead laboratory reports on Ohio resident children and contributes to the national database on lead poisoning. The program also promotes the national lead poisoning prevention guidelines set forth by the CDC. 

Organization Contact

Ohio Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Bureau of Environmental Health and Radiation Protection
Ohio Department of Health
35 E. Chestnut St.
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 1-877-LEADSAFE (532-3723)
Fax: (614) 728-6793

Individual Contacts

Program Supervisor: Chris Alexander
Email: chris.alexander@odh.ohio.gov
Phone: 614-728-0880

Environmental Supervisor: Pam Blais
Email: pam.blais@odh.ohio.gov

Case Management/Education: Kelly Harris
Email: kelly.harris@odh.ohio.gov
Phone: 614-728-4115

Principal Investigator: John Belt
Email: john.belt@odh.ohio.gov

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