Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard

Prevention Program (HHLHPP)


Kansas Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Prevention Program

Healthy Homes Program
1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 330
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: (866) 865-3233
Fax: (785) 296-5594
Email: lead@kdheks.gov
Office Hours: M-F 8:00am 5:00pm by appointment only

Lead Home PSA PSA

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Lead Remodel PSA PSA

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About our Program

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) established the Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Prevention Program (HHLHPP) to respond to concerns about lead and its effect on the health of Kansans, most notably our children.

Lead is common in our environment and many individuals, especially children, show no outward signs of lead poisoning. Blood lead levels (BLLs) as low as 5 micrograms per deciliter (ug/dL) are associated with harmful effects on children's learning and behavior. BLLs as high as 70 ug/dL can cause seizures, coma, and death. The most common cause of childhood lead poisoning today is the deterioration or disruption of a lead paint surface of a home.

Painting a lead paint surface

Kansas Statues Annotated (KSA) 65-1,200 authorizes the Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Prevention Program. Key provisions of the law give the Secretary, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the authority to establish and administer the following activities:

  • Develop and maintain an elevated blood level database and medical surveillance program.
  • Track incident of lead poisoning across the state.
  • Administer a certification, licensure, accreditation and enforcement program for individuals and firms involved in lead-based paint activities and abatement projects.
  • Administer a Pre-Renovation Education Program to educate the public and remodeling industry on lead hazards.
  • Promote a public awareness campaign to increase knowledge about childhood lead poisoning prevention strategies.
  • Increase professional education opportunities regarding childhood lead poisoning prevention strategies.

The HHLHPP is funded by cooperative agreements from US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and fees from the certification and licensure of individuals and firms.


Revised Kansas Childhood Blood Lead Testing and Case Management Guidelines
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Healthy Homes 2010 Annual report New Item

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Kan-Be-Healthy Mandatory Blood Lead Questionnaire

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Kan-Be-Healthy Mandatory Blood Lead Questionnaire en Español

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Requisition Form for Laboratory Filter Paper Specimen Kits

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