Latest News
More Lead Found in Connecticut School Drinking Water

Three new water fountains at Mauro-Sheridan Magnet, New Horizons and James Hillhouse High were recently installed because the water flowing from the old ones were found to be riddled with lead.

Read more...


Renovations, Lead-Paint and Your Health

New Haven has the highest rate of lead poisoning among young children in Connecticut. Lead poisoning can occur from renovation, repair and painting activities that create lead dust when painted surfaces are disturbed or demolished.

Read more...


Congressional Certificate of Special Recognition

During the 2014 National Lead and Healthy Housing Conference held February 11 - 13, 2014 in Washington, D.C., I was privileged to accept on behalf of New Haven's Mayor, Toni Harp, a Congressional Certificate of Special Recognition.

Read more...


Kids Menu

16th Annual Lighthouse Park Lead Education Picnic

Help Shine a Light on Lead Safety at New Haven's Lighthouse Point Park! Sunday, June 5, 2016

Our 16th Annual Lead Education Picnic at Lighthouse Point Park. Free hot dog lunch, popcorn, cotton candy & Italian ice. Fun entertainment including a magician, dancing and Mad Science's Spin, Pop Boom! Show. Learn about lead in our interactive "Dusty" the Dog lead exhibit. Enjoy a fun learning experience with the New Haven Fire Department, Connecticut State Police and American Medical Response. Participate in free activities such as carousel rides, face-painting, potting flowers & plants, & tie-dye t-shirts

Download the brochure


Welcome To Our Website!


Welcome to the City of New Haven Childhood Lead Poisoning education and outreach website.  Lead remains a problem within our community and the City of New Haven wants to work with the community raising awareness.  The program continues to strive to create healthy and lead-safe housing while facing the daily challenges of an ever-changing social-economic population who is in dire need of our assistance.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 310,000 US children were classified as “lead poisoned,” yet lead poisoning is entirely preventable.   Lead poisoning can affect virtually every body system.  Because lead poisoning often occurs with no distinct symptoms, it frequently goes unrecognized.

Children from all social and economic strata can be affected.  The key is stopping children from coming into contact with lead and treating children who have been poisoned by lead.  Some health care providers do not perceive lead poisoning to be a problem in their community and therefore do not routinely screen their pediatric population or test at-risk children, even when a parent requests that a child be tested.  A lack of knowledge about lead poisoning and its causes often delays parents from having their children tested or from taking appropriate safety measures.  There is no safe level of lead in the human body, ever.  

Recently, there has been much attention focused by the media on the increasing number of foreign imports coming into the United States being tainted with dangerous levels of lead.  This has been alarming especially when these imports consist of toys and other products used primarily by children.  However, today the primary lead hazard to children comes from lead-based paint.  In recognition of the danger that lead-based paint presents to children, such paint was banned for residential use nationwide in 1978.  This ban has effectively reduced the risk of lead exposure for children who live in houses built after 1978, but any house built before 1978 may still contain leaded paint.  The highest risk for children is found in houses built before 1950, when paints contained a very high percentage of lead.

Read more...



Mayor Toni N. Harp
Mayor Toni N. Harp
Latest Recalls
Featured Photos
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
  • An Image Slideshow
Yale-New Haven