Prevent & control lead poisoning to help your children
reach their full potential

Know your childís blood-lead level (BLL).
Ask your healthcare provider for a simple blood-lead test.

  • Itís important to not miss appointments, & to follow your healthcare providerís instructions carefully! Remember, any exposure to lead is too much for your child!

Keep children away from chipped or peeling paint

  • Block it with furniture or cover it with duct tape or contact paper
  • Your local health department can provide tips for safe renovations

Wash. Wash. Wash! (Use soap & water)

  • Wash you childís hands often after playing, before eating, & before sleeping
  • Wash toys, stuffed animals, pacifiers, & bottles often
Click for information on lead-poisoning programs by state

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Are you pregnant? Tell your healthcare provider if you think you've been exposed to lead, or if your child has an elevated blood-lead level. Click here to learn more


Lead sources may include: paint chips, dust, & soil in or around older (pre-1978) buildings older painted objects leaded glass, crystal, pewter, & ceramic dishes (more likely in painted china & in pottery from Latin America, the Middle East, & India) herbal/traditional remedies & cosmetics from other countries candy from Mexico toys & trinkets
Doctors and Public Health, click here to learn how the LeadCare II system can help you meet your state's blood-lead screening requirements.