MCAH Programs


Health Education Materials

We maintain a wealth of information on lead and lead poisoning prevention available to the community in several languages. Browse through any materials of interest and if you would like to order materials for your facility or event, please click the appropriate form below. If you need further assistance, please call 1-800-LA-4-LEAD.
General Material Order Form   Physician/Clinic Order Form 

Our library of materials below includes:

 

General Information About Lead 

English, Spanish
A Guide to a Healthy and Lead-Safe Home for Children
Booklet 8.5” x 11”
11 pages

Covers ways children can come in contact with lead at home and offers solutions to health risks. Also covers lead-safe work practices, healthy homes information, and resources

English, Spanish, Chinese

Getting Your Child Tested for Lead

Card, 8.5” x 5.5”

Information about lead poisoning’s harmful effects and the need to get a blood test to find out if a child has lead poisoning


Bilingual: English/Spanish 

Keep Your Newborn Safe from LEAD

Brochure 4” x 9.5”

Caring for yourself and your newborn during pregnancy and after birth


English, Spanish,

Make Your Home Lead-Safe and Healthy for Children

Brochure 3.5” x 8.5”

Overview of harmful effects of lead poisoning in the home and prevention strategies

Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Hindi, Lao, Korean, Tagalog, Farsi
Note: All brochures are bilingual with English

Protect Your Child from LEAD

Brochure 4” x 8.5”

Overview of sources of lead poisoning in children, and how to prevent lead poisoning inside and outside the home

Nutrition and Lead 

English, Spanish, Chinese 

Well Fed = Less Lead 

Card 8.5” x 5.5”

Illustrates nutrition’s important role in preventing lead poisoning

English, Spanish, Thai 

Lead is a Poison

Brochure 5.5” x 9”

Overview of lead poisoning prevention in children including information on good nutrition

Sources of Lead Poisoning 

English, Spanish

Danger! Azarcon, Greta

Card 8.5” x 5.5”

Pictures traditional stomach ache treatments that may contain lead

English, Spanish, Traditional or Simplified Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Farsi

Is there LEAD in or around your home?

Brochure 7” x 8.5”

Overview of where lead can be found inside and outside the home.  Gives recommendations on what to look for and do


Bilingual: English/Spanish

Lead in Folk Remedies

Brochure 4” x 8.5”

Provides an overview of lead in folk remedies and gives examples of some that may contain lead


English, Spanish

Lead in Traditional Ceramic Dishware-Warning!

Brochure 4.75” x 8.5”

Includes health risks of eating or drinking out of imported or traditional pottery that may contain lead and information on how to test ceramics


English, Spanish

Protect Your Child From Lead in Dirt

Card 8.5” x 5.5”

Describes prevention methods to protect children from lead in dirt


English, Spanish 

Protect Your Child From Lead in Paint

Card 8.5” x 5.5”

Describes the dangers of lead in paint in and around houses built before 1978


English, Spanish, Chinese 

Sources of Lead Poisoning

Flyer 8.5” x 11”

Overview of sources of lead poisoning and accompanying pictures


English

Tips for Lead-Safe Toys

Flyer 8.5” x 11”

Overview of the issue of toys contaminated with lead and various things you can do to avoid the hazards


English, Spanish

Traditional Pottery May Contain Lead

Flyer 8.5” x 11”

Explains about lead in pottery, and how pottery can be tested to determine if there is lead


English 

Traditional Remedies, Cosmetics and other Products Reported to Contain Lead

Flyer 8.5” x 11”

Names ethnic remedies, spices, herbs,  and cosmetics that may contain lead


English / Spanish

Warning! These Candies Have Been Found to Contain Lead

Flyer/Poster 8.5” x 17”

Pictures and descriptions  of candies the California Department of Public Health Food and Drug Branch has recalled due to lead levels exceeding the allowable level

Lead-Safe Work Practices  

Spanish 

Lead Safe Work Practices

Brochure 3.5” x 8.5”

Basics on lead safe work practices and safe disposal of materials contaminated with lead

Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese

Note: All brochures are bilingual with English

 

Repainting or Fixing Up Your Older Home?

Brochure 3.5” x 8.5”

Describes the connection between remodeling and repainting and lead poisoning. It also explains lead-safe work practices before the work is done, during and after to prevent lead dust exposure


English, Spanish

Renovate Right

Booklet 5” x 8.5” 13 Pages

Mandatory brochure given when there will be repairs or renovations in homes or facilities built before 1978. Provides overview on   lead-safe renovation

Occupational Information 

English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Vietnamese and Tagalog 

Don’t Take Lead Home from Your Job

Brochure 8.5” x 11”

Describes how to prevent lead dust from work or hobby from being carried into the home and poisoning a child


English, Spanish
  

Protect Your Family from Lead on the Job

Card 5.5” x 8.5”

Describes ways to protect your family from the lead dust you could bring home from work

Posters 

Bilingual: English / Spanish 

Lead Is a Poison

Poster 11” x 16”

Explains the importance of keeping children away from chipping and peeling paint in homes built before 1978


English, Spanish

Sources of Lead Poisoning

Poster 18” x 26”

Overview of sources of lead and recommendations to lower risk of lead poisoning

Other Resources 

English, Spanish

Citizens Guide to County Services (LIMITED TO 1 PER ORDER)

Book 5.25” x 8.5” 277 pages

Directory of L.A. County services


English, Spanish

Free and Low Cost Health Services

Flyer 8.5” x 11”

List of programs that offer free and low cost health services for children and teenagers in LA County.


English, Spanish

Free and Low Cost Dental and Vision Services

Flyer 8.5” x 11”

List of programs that offer free and low cost dental and vision services for children and teenagers in LA County.


Bilingual: English / Spanish 

Free or Low-Cost Health Coverage for Children (List of Agencies)

Flyer 8.5” x 11”

List of free or low-cost clinics by area and their phone numbers


English, Spanish  

Lead Free is the Way to Be

Small Info Card 2.5” x 6.5”

Important information on lead poisoning prevention along with Medi-Cal and CHDP contact information


English, Spanish 

Parent Resources at a Glance for Their Children at Ages 0-5

Flyer 8.5” x 11”

Lists various resources available for children regarding their development, mental health, and rights throughout LA County

Putting Your Health Last is not Putting Your Family First

Flyer 8.5” x 11”

Provides information to Women’s Health Hotline and lists the comprehensive services they provide


English, Spanish 

Understanding Your Rights as a Tenant

Flyer 8.5” x 11”

List of agencies that provide free or low-cost information and advice on all housing matters

 
 
Public Health has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translation. However, no computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace traditional translation methods. If questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.
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