Lead Poisoning Prevention

Lead Poisoning Prevention

LCHD offers case management activities, education, and resources to prevent and decrease lead poisoning through a cooperative approach that includes nurse case management, physicians, Medicaid health plans, families, care givers, lead risk assessors, and referral agencies.  The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) supports childhood lead poisoning prevention statewide.  CLPPP also works with the Healthy Homes Section of MDHHS to improve the health and wellbeing of Michigan citizens.  If you have any questions or concerns about Lead Poisoning, please call our Public Health Nurse (PHN).

The WIC Program at LCHD has a policy in place to assure that all children who participate in WIC will be blood lead tested for lead poisoning.  Blood lead testing is done during the WIC child's clinic visit for children at least 12 months and 35 months of age if testing has not previously been done at another provider.  If you have questions about your child's exposure to lead, please call our PHN.

MDHHS Link to the Healthy Homes section:  Learn more about Healthy Homes