Blood Lead Program

Trained nurses will provide an assessment of a child and their environment after receiving a referral of a blood lead result that is greater than 5 mg/dl. Confirmation of high blood lead level is completed through a blood draw. Several home visits may be needed to provide education to the families to ensure they have the support needed to decrease the high blood levels in their child(ren).

Lead is found in many common areas such as:

  • Lead based painted surfaces: windows, cupboards, doors, porches
  • Air and Dust
  • Soil or drinking water
  • Living in a home or frequently visiting a home built before 1978 that was recently remodeled
  • A job or hobby involving lead
  • Home remedies that contain lead