Skip to main content
Oregon.gov Homepage

Lead Poisoning in Oregon

Alarming levels of lead have been found in traditional cosmetics used in Hindu and Muslim religious practices and South and Southeast Asian cultures. High lead levels have also been found in the spice turmeric, particularly in smaller batches brought​ in from overseas.


Frequently Asked Questions: Lead in Traditional Cosmetics and Turmeric

English​  |  Amharic  |  Arabic  |  Farsi  |  Hindi  |  Nepali​  ​|  Pashto​  |  Somali  |  Spanish  |  Urdu​


Infographics

 

Lead poisoning prevention tips

Lead poisoning is a significant environmental health problem.

Laws and regulations are in place to protect people; however lead poisoning is still a risk for many Oregonians, especially children. The Lead Poisoning Prevention Program enforces state regulations, oversees professional training and certification, and responds to concerns about lead and its effect on public health.

Contact Us   Training Calendar (pdf)   Notice of Abatement Form (pdf)  


New Law Related to Demolition of Residences with Lead-Based Paint

Senate Bill 871 (2017) allows any city in Oregon to establish a program by ordinance that requires individuals and contractors to follow certain best practices when demolishing pre-1978 residences. The bill also requires contractors to submit proof of holding one of four certifications as defined in OAR333-068.

Learn more:  Best Practices (pdf)  |  Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)


 News

Notice of Temporary Rulemaking: "Adopting rules related to lead-based paint certification in response to COVID-19 Executive Orders"

Alerts and Recalls

New Dust-Lead Hazard Standard in 2020

FDA Safety Warning for LeadCare Analyzers

Reducing Lead in School Drinking Water

 Oregon Data

Your browser is out-of-date! It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this and other websites. Learn how

×