Lead Hurts Kids - Keep Your Child Safe
The Lead Poison Prevention Program at the Health Department provides education on lead prevention, referrals, and follow-up to reduce the lead levels and prevent further exposure.
Home visits by a Public Health Nurse will be offered to families with a child(ren) having elevated blood lead levels.
Blood lead testing is recommended for children between the ages of one and two years of age. This age group is most vulnerable to lead poisoning due to the child's developmental stage (crawling and putting items in their mouth).
Michigan policy requires that all children with Medicaid health insurance be tested for blood lead between the ages of 12-24 months. In addition, Centers for Medicaid & Medicaid Services mandates that if a Medicaid-covered child is between the ages of 36 and 72 months of age and has not previously been tested for blood lead, the child must be tested.
In Midland County, blood lead testing is done at the child's doctors office.
Please view the links to the right for more information on blood lead poisoning and testing. Call (989) 832-6676 to speak with a registered nurse regarding lead.