The International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW) takes place every year during the third week of October. This year 2023 the week will be from 22 to 29 October.
Objectives of International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
- raise awareness about health effects of lead exposure;
- highlight the efforts of countries and partners to prevent lead exposure, particularly in children; and
- urge further action to eliminate lead paint through regulatory action at country level.
Call for action
Governments, civil society organizations, health partners and others are encouraged to organize campaigns during ILPPW. A range of materials to support campaign activities have are made available through the ILPPW website We invite campaign organizers to register their events on our webpage so that others can see what events are happening in their area.