Physical Health

Testing Water for Lead in Head Start Facilities

Lead poisoning is one of the most common yet preventable environmental hazards. In these video clips, learn why children are at risk for lead poisoning, signs and symptoms of lead exposure, and steps to prevent lead exposure from drinking water. The second short clip includes guidance on testing water for lead in Head Start facilities.

These clips are from a webinar broadcast on Oct. 26, 2022. If you would like to view the full webinar featuring experts from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and receive a certificate of completion, please write to health at ecetta dot info and request a link for Testing Water for Lead in Head Start Facilities.

EPA Resources

The EPA's 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water provides resources on training, testing, and taking action to prepare schools, Head Start and child care facilities, and states to reduce lead levels in drinking water. A small facility with 10 or fewer drinking water outlets should consider using the Interactive Plan eBuilder for Child Care Facilities. Use the 3Ts Program Plan Builder for Schools if your facility has more than 10 water outlets.