The childhood lead program focuses on community education regarding prevention of lead poisoning. Activities include monitoring all county lead levels for children tested. Lead testing for children ages 1 to 6 years is offered in the clinic by appointment.
Who Can Get Help:
Families of children with elevated venous blood lead levels of 5ug/dl.
Landlords of rental properties where children reside.
Community groups interested in presentations on the hazards of lead exposure, health interventions, techniques for prevention and resources for home evaluation and abatement services.
Home visits by a Public Health Nurse for elevated blood lead levels that include an evaluation for possible exposure causes and education on preventing exposure.
Public Health Nurses are available for presentations to community groups regarding lead exposure, health effects and prevention.
Staff work closely with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Lead Safe Home Program to provide home assessment and lead abatement services.