Sonoma County Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

Preventing lead exposure from pregnancy on

Lead Poisoning is 100% Preventable

Lead can pass from a mother to her unborn baby. A person exposed to lead over a long time or who has had high blood levels in the past, can release lead stored in their bones into their blood during pregnancy. This means the blood lead levels can increase during pregnancy.


Risks of high blood lead levels during pregnancy:


  • Increased risk for miscarriage
  • Prematurity or low birth weight
  • Fetal brain, kidney or nervous system damage
  • Later learning or behavior challenges
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CPSP Staff and Home Visitors can work together to eliminate lead hazards BEFORE birth

CPSP Staff and Home Visitors can Assess for previous or current potential for lead exposure:



For more infographics and information in English and Spanish: CLPPB


To request support from Sonoma County Environmental Health regarding potential exposure:

Email Lisa.Steinman@sonoma-county.org


Click on the graph below for more information about poverty and lead exposure:


Click on the Images below for patient education handouts:

Provide Education about baby Food Safety and Safer Food Choices

COVID has meant more time at home, potentially leading to greater exposure to lead.

Sonoma County Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

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