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Childhood lead poisoning is a significant problem in Wisconsin. Wisconsin consistently ranks in the top 10 states in the nation for number of lead-poisoned children. These resources provide an overview of the damaging effects of lead on children throughout this lives.

Intellectual Impairment in Children with Blood Lead Concentrations below 10g/dL (Exit DHS; PDF, 118 KB) A study on the relationship between blood lead levels and IQ indicates that blood lead levels below 10 g/dl can cause a decline in IQ points (April 17, 2003 NEJM; 348:16; 1517-26).

Alliance for Healthy Homes (Exit DHS) Offers a broad range of information about research, funding, innovative strategies and more about lead hazards and other health risks in the home.

 

Additional Resources

- Parents: Look Out for Lead in English and Spanish (PDF, 92 KB) 

- Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Arabic and Somalian (Exit DHS; PDF, 281 - 936 KB)

- Coping With Your Child's Diagnosis (Exit DHS; PDF, 590 KB)

 

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