• Lead poisoning prevention

    The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) is a state-funded program that works to prevent and treat lead poisoning in children. This program provides a range of prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment services to families and children in Massachusetts.

  • Toxics and hazards: lead

    Lead contamination from decayed paint chips may be in your yard if your house was built prior to 1979 when lead paint was commonly used. . Lead (shot) can even contaminate the ground around shooting ranges, dissolving and releasing into the soil and ultimately the groundwater and surface water - endangering wildlife.
  • Lead paint

    Lead-based paint is a major source of lead poisoning for children and can also affect adults. In children, lead poisoning can cause irreversible brain damage and can impair mental functioning. Learn more about the hazards of lead paint, how to handle lead paint items, and how to manage disposal.
  • Lead in tap water

    Knowing how lead gets into your tap water -- and what you can do to get it out -- will reduce the health risks to you and your family. Learn about the health effects of lead, where lead comes from, what you can do to protect you and your family, and what treatment devices are available.
  • Lead poisoning and control laws

    The Lead Law requires the de-leading or interim control of lead hazards existing in homes built before 1978 where children under six live. Owners of rental property and owners of single- or multi-family homes are responsible for complying with the Lead Law and paying the costs to de-lead. Learn more.

  • Financial assistance programs to remove lead from your home

    Did you know there are refinancing, loan, and tax credit programs available for qualifying homeowners and prospective buyers to help them remove lead paint from homes purchased before 1979? Find out if you qualify, what your options are, and who to contact for financial assistance.

  • Find a licensed lead inspector or lead removal contractor

    Did you know that federal law requires that contractors performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb more than six square feet of paint on a home, child care facility, or school built before 1978 must be certified and trained to follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination? Find a licensed lead inspector or lead removal contractor here.

  • Lead in children's jewelry

    Learn about children's exposure to children's leaded jewelry,