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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Environmental Health

The Environmental Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (LPPP) works closely with the DOH-Duval Epidemiology Program that monitors the reported blood lead level results and provides case management as well as other services. Under this collaboration, the LPPP staff conducts and coordinates the environmental health investigations for children under the age of six with a confirmed blood lead level (BLL) ≥ 20 µg/dL or two confirmed BLLs  ≥ 15 µg/dL taken more than 3 months apart. The lead inspections are conducted at the child’s home and/or other sites where the child spends a significant amount of time. These inspections are completed by our Lead Risk Assessor, certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, who provides recommendations for lead remediation. 

For more information related to Lead Poisoning Prevention, visit the DOH Lead Poisoning Prevention Program webpage.

The program’s highly trained and certified staff member also completes lead inspections of childcare facilities and foster homes in need of such inspections as well as lead inspections/assessments/clearances requested and paid for by outside parties.

To contact the DOH-Duval Environmental Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Program call 904-253-1280.

Lead Testing

Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program (RRP) Rule 

In 2008, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule that was amended in 2010 and 2011. This rule aims to protect the public from lead-based paint hazards associated with renovation, repair and painting activities.

These activities can create hazardous lead dust when surfaces with lead paint, even from many decades ago, are disturbed. The rule requires workers to be certified and trained in the use of lead-safe work practices, and requires renovation, repair, and painting firms to be EPA-certified. These requirements became fully effective April 22, 2010.

Please see the RRP Rule for more information.