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Preventing Exposure to Lead

Supporting Childhood Screening for Lead Poisoning

  • 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.