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Community Health Outreach: Let's Talk About Exide

The Los Angeles County Health Agency and the Department of Public Health are continuing outreach efforts to support residents in the communities affected by the release of hazardous materials from Exide Technologies, the former battery recycling facility in the city of Vernon.

With the support of Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, the Department of Public Health led an unprecedented effort on June 10, 2017, to conduct a door-to-door community outreach event to homes within 1.7 miles from the Exide facility. Outreach teams visited households in Bell, Boyle Heights, Commerce, Maywood, East Los Angeles, Huntington Park and Vernon to conduct a health survey to understand the concerns and needs of residents and provide health education materials and resources.

Lead Paint Cleanup in Communities Impacted by Exide (10/10/2018)

The Department of Public Health is dedicating newly available funds to provide free lead paint repair to qualifying homes in communities impacted by Exide. As DTSC completes their soil cleanup, DPH will aid residents by identifying and mitigating lead paint hazards in high risk homes, prioritizing those occupied first by children with elevated blood lead levels, followed by other young children and pregnant women. For more information, please check our Free Lead Paint Cleanup for Qualifying Homes Flyer - English , HUD Grant FAQ - English , and General Map of Target Area . To see if your home qualifies, please contact Lead Hazard Reduction Program at (323) 914-9282 or email to hudgrant@ph.lacounty.gov

Important Handouts

Free Blood Lead Testing

Most of the time, lead poisoning has no symptoms. The only way to know if a person is...

Free Blood Lead Testing

Most of the time, lead poisoning has no symptoms. The only way to know if a person is...

Free Lead Paint Cleanup

Peeling or chipping paint in your home can be a danger to you and your family’s health.

For Your Doctor

Your Patient lives near the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon that released harmful...

Upcoming Free Blood Lead Testing Handouts

Upcoming Events

Public Health is hosting a series of community events to discuss results of the health survey and recommendations made by the communities affected by the release of hazardous materials from the Exide plant.

Free Blood Lead Testing

Saturday, October 26th, 2019, 2:00P.M. – 6:00P.M.
Latino Heritage Los Angeles – Tardeada de Mariachi
East Los Angeles Civic Center
4801 E. 3rd St., East Los Angeles, CA 90022

Free Blood Lead Testing

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019, 5:30P.M. – 8:00P.M.
St. Mary’s Parish Hall – Neighborhood Watch Meeting
407 S. Chicago St., Los Angeles, CA 90033

Community Presentations and Meetings

Every Monday at 6:00pm
Resurrection Church
3324 Opal Street, Los Angeles, 90023

Monthly Resource Event starting January 2018

Call (323) 768-2541 for information
Call (323) 768-2500 for blood lead testing
133 North Sunol Drive, Los Angeles 90063

Upcoming Free Blood Lead Testing Events

These efforts build upon previous Health Agency outreach activities to educate residents about the dangers of lead exposures and methods to minimize exposure, along with delivering resources for free blood lead screening and other healthcare services. Additionally, the County wants to ensure that residents are connected to needed resources and are supported in their advocacy efforts to live in healthy neighborhoods and homes.


Exide Quarterly Updates

Increase community awareness, Address health concerns, Connect with schools, Advocate for...

Exide Quarterly Updates

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) continues to work in communities...

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