Lead is a toxic metal that is harmful if breathed in or swallowed. Children ages six and under are at the greatest risk to lead exposure, most often by ingesting lead or lead dust. Lead poisoning is 100% preventable!
The Childhood Lead Program provides follow-up and referrals for children ages 16 or younger with higher than normal levels of lead in their blood (5 micrograms per deciliter). The program is notified of all children in Lake County with elevated blood lead levels. Staff members follow state and program guidelines to conduct lead investigations.