Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
The Division investigates areas with children who have elevated blood lead levels to determine the possible sources of lead. Painted surfaces are tested to determine the lead content as well as other potential sources (dusts and soils). Remedial actions are pursued to reduce exposure to prevent future illness.
Public health nurses are to provide home care for children under age 7 years with elevated blood lead levels. Nutrition and health education, developmental screening and resource assistance are provided until acceptable blood lead levels are maintained.
The Health Department offers childhood lead poisoning prevention by testing for elevated blood lead levels in children ages 6 months to 6 years. Please contact our clinic at 734-727-7100.