New Mexico Department of Health
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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Publications

Photo of the publication cover. Tips to Clean Lead Chips and Dust Infographic Lead Poisoning Prevention - Marketing December 30, 2016

Lead dust and chips from lead-based paint are the most common source of lead poisoning. As lead-based paint ages, it can deteriorate (chip, crack, peel) because of weathering.

Cómo limpiar el polvo contaminado con plomo desde tu casa



Photo of the publication cover. Lead Dust in Imported Vinyl Mini-Blinds Infographic Lead Poisoning Prevention - Marketing December 30, 2016

This infographic explains how some imported plastic/vinyl mini-blinds can be lead hazards and provides a checklist to help you determine if you may have a hazard in your home.

El Polvo De Plomo En Las Persianas De Vinilo Importada



Photo of the publication cover. Lead and Pregnancy: Keep Baby Safe Infographic Lead Poisoning Prevention - Marketing December 30, 2016

This infographic explains how lead is a serious problem for unborn babies and provides simple steps to help minimize the risk of lead in your home.

El Plomo Y El Embarazo Mantenga a Su Bebe Seguro



Photo of the publication cover. What Parents Should Know About Childhood Lead Poisoning Lead Poisoning Prevention - Help December 30, 2016

This document contains a list of frequently asked questions for parents to learn more about childhood lead poisoning.

Lo que los Padres Deben Saber Sobre el Envenenamiento Infantil con Plomo



Photo of the publication cover. Foods that May Reduce Harmful Effects of Lead Lead Poisoning Prevention - Help June 2, 2016

Keep lead out of your life. It is a poison and interferes with many of the normal functions in the human body. Lead can affect the chemicals which carry nerve signals, and cause changes to memory, intelligence and behavior. Lead interferes with the formation of hemoglobin (the oxygen-carrying substance in red blood cells) and cause anemia.

Los alimentos que pueden reducir dañinos efectos de plomo



Photo of the publication cover. Toxic Levels of Lead in Treats Lead Poisoning Prevention - Help May 19, 2016

California and U.S. health officials have detected dangerous levels of lead in 112 distinct brands of candy – most of them made in Mexico. One in four candy and wrapper samples have come up high since 1993, records show. But much of this information about tainted candy has been kept from parents and public health workers.

Dulces Toxicos Con Niveles Peligrosos De Plomo



Photo of the publication cover. Traditional Pottery May Contain Lead Lead Poisoning Prevention - Help May 19, 2016

Lead can affect the nervous system, especially the growing brain, of infants and young children and cause learning and behavior problems that last a lifetime. Lead dust can get into a person’s body by breathing it in, by eating with unwashed hands, or from putting unwashed hands or objects that have lead dust on them into the mouth.



Photo of the publication cover. Lead in Firing Ranges Lead Poisoning Prevention - Help May 19, 2016

This is a personal protective equipment check list for workers explains a few simple steps you can take to reduce your exposure to lead at indoor firing ranges. These steps include wearing a respirator, coveralls including shoe covers, safety goggles, and chemical resistant gloves. It also provides some additional website resource links so you can learn more about preventing occupational exposures to lead and noise at indoor firing ranges.



Photo of the publication cover. Child Lead Exposure Questionnaire Lead Poisoning Prevention - Form February 17, 2016

Use this questionnaire to help you and your health care provider to decide if your child needs a blood test for lead.

Cuestionario de Exposición al Plomo Para Niños



Photo of the publication cover. Child Lead Screening & Case Management Guidelines Lead Poisoning Prevention - General February 15, 2016

Lead poisoning continues to be an important, preventable environmental health problem. However, only a low number of children in New Mexico are screened for lead each year. This document provides technical guidelines for screening and managing cases of childhood lead poisoning.



Photo of the publication cover. Prenatal Lead Risk Questionnaire Lead Poisoning Prevention - Form February 4, 2016

This questionnaire provides a list of questions intended to gather all the essential information required to help those who are pregnant or planning pregnancy determine if they need a blood test for lead.

Cuestionario de riesgo prenatal plomo



Photo of the publication cover. Lead in Drinking Water Lead Poisoning Prevention - Help December 28, 2015

General information about lead in drinking water.



Photo of the publication cover. Lead in Tap Water Lead Poisoning Prevention - Help December 28, 2015

Tips to reduce your exposure to lead in tap water.



Photo of the publication cover. Don't Take Home Lead from Your Job! Lead Poisoning Prevention - Help February 25, 2014

This document answers many questions about workers who are at risk of bringing home lead from work.

No lleve plomo de su trabajo a su casa!



Photo of the publication cover. Adult Lead Exposure Management Guidelines Lead Poisoning Prevention - General August 23, 2013

Lead exposure can have adverse effects on various organs and systems in the body, resulting in negative health effects, both acute and chronic, depending on the level of exposure or dose, exposure duration, and other factors including dietary. In New Mexico, industries where lead exposure is common include public safety, radiator repair, mining and construction.



Photo of the publication cover. Lead Exposure in Pregnant and Lactating Women Lead Poisoning Prevention - Guide November 1, 2010

Lead exposure during pregnancy and breastfeeding can result in lasting adverse health effects independent of lead exposure during other life stages. However, to date there has been limited guidance available for clinicians & the public health community regarding the screening and management of pregnant and lactating women exposed to high levels of lead.