We help families with lead screening for children 9 months to 6 years who are unable to be screened by a private medical provider.
We provide education and consultation to medical providers about childhood lead poisoning.
Helping Families When a Child is Lead Poisoned
A child is considered lead poisoned if they have a blood lead level of 5 µg/dL (microgram of lead per deciliter of blood) or greater. Depending on a child's blood lead level, we provide a range of services to families. Services include:
A lead risk assessment of the child's primary residence and risk assessment of other properties as appropriate.
Consultation on managing lead hazards in the home.
Public health nurse case management to assess child development and assure appropriate medical care.
Guide to Lead-Safe Painting or Remodeling Projects, Public Health Madison and Dane County