tested if you
A simple blood test can detect high levels of lead.
Blood tests are important for:
If your child is older than 1 year, talk to your doctor about whether your child needs testing.
Your doctor or health center can do blood tests. They are inexpensive and sometimes free. Your doctor will explain what the test results mean. Treatment can range from changes in your diet to medication or a hospital stay.
Lead-Based Paint Information|
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All lead hazard information contained herein reproduced from the United States
Environmental Protection Agency booklet entitled "Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home".
Co-Authored by the U.S. EPA and the U.S. CPSC, Washington, D.C.
Information on this web site pertaining to lead hazards is based upon current scientific
and technical understanding of the issues presented and is reflective of the jurisdictional
boundaries established by the statutes governing the co-authoring agencies. Following the
advice given will not necessarily provide complete protection in all situations or against all
health hazards that can be caused by lead exposure.|