Who should be tested for lead poisoning?
  • All children should be tested at both 12 and 24 months of age.
  • Any child 25 to 72 months (less than 6 years) who has never been tested previously.
  • Any child up to 72 months of age who has been exposed to a known or a suspected source of lead.
  • Risk Factors Include:
    • If another child in the home tests positive for lead
    • Lives in or regularly visit a house or daycare built before 1978
    • Lives with or frequently visits an adult whose job or hobby involves lead (painters, home improvement workers, fishermen, etc.)

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1. What is lead poisoning?
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