During this trying time, Public Health remains committed to supporting our Exide community, and ensuring your safety. Our thoughts continue to be with those who are affected by this public health crisis.

Following guidance from our government partners, we have temporarily suspended in-person blood lead testing outreaches through the month of May. Our team will continue to work and remain available to answer any questions, please:

For those who wish to have a blood lead test at a local Quest lab, call the toll-free blood lead testing hotline number at: (844) 888-2290, 8am-5pm.

We understand the staying at home orders may be putting many families at risk of lead exposure in their homes. While our outreach and field services are temporarily on hold, we recommend the following actions to limit lead exposure:

We hope you will join us in following all health and safety recommendations set forth by Los Angeles County and the State of California.

We look forward to seeing everyone in the community again soon.

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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

What’s Happening in the Community?

East LA Health Center - Exide Resource Center

Every Tuesday from 9:30 A.M to 11:30 AM
FREE Blood Lead Testing every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
133 North Sunol Drive, Los Angeles 90063

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.

Updates

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