Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
The primary goal of the CLPP program is to identify children who are at risk for lead poisoning, track blood lead screenings, and provide support and follow-up for children who have a high level of lead in their system to ensure they receive appropriate medical treatment. Click here for our clinic locations and phone numbers.
Children with lead poisoning usually do not look or act sick. The only way to know if your child has lead poisoning is by getting a blood test. The Health Department can test your child at age 1 year and again at 2 years of age.
Your child may have Lead Poisoning if...
- He/she lives in or visits a home built before 1978 with peeling or chipping paint or lead water pipes.
- She/he has been around dust from sanding or remodeling of a home built before 1978.
- You live near a highway or industry that uses lead.
- He/she lives with someone who works with lead.
If you think your home has Lead Paint...
Removing lead paint is very dangerous, especially if children are near at the time of clean up. Call your local health department or the Illinois Department of Public Health's Lead Poisoning Clearinghouse of Information at 217-782-0403 or 1-800-545-2200, TTY (hearing impaired only) 1-800-547-0466, for information on how to remove lead paint safely. You can search for licensed lead contractors on IDPH's website.
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