Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

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:

  • Nurses
  • Sanitarians
  • Nutritionists
  • 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.

 Contact Us

  • Lead Program: 248-424-7066
  • Nurse on Call: 800-848-5533

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