According to the Environmental Protection Agency, one million
children are affected by lead poisoning (5 micrograms of lead per
deciliter of blood or higher). When you know what to look for and take
action, lead poisoning is 100% preventable.
Lead investigations involve a comprehensive team approach with the lead-burdened child. The team includes:
- Health Educators
Evaluation of the child's environment by a nurse or sanitarian may
identify the source of lead. Education is provided to families and
health care providers to reduce the lead level in the child's blood and
maintain it at a safe level.
Assistance may be available for home repairs to remove lead paint
hazards. A HEPA vacuum is available to borrow. Call Environmental Health
Services at 248-858-1312.