Wisconsin Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs
Wisconsin Division of Public Health (DPH) has three programs that address
lead poisoning prevention - ABLES, Asbestos and Lead Certification Unit and Wisconsin
Healthy Homes and
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.
ABLES (Adult Blood Lead Epidemology and Surveillance)
program is a state-based surveillance program of laboratory-reported
adult blood lead levels, usually associated with occupational exposure.
The program objective is to build state capacity to initiate, expand, or
improve adult blood lead surveillance programs which can accurately
measure trends in adult blood lead levels and which can effectively
intervene to prevent lead over-exposures. For more information, contact
ABLES at (608) 267-4465.
Asbestos and Lead Unit
The Asbestos and Lead Unit (ALS), administers asbestos and lead training provider
accreditation and certification programs for the Wisconsin Department of
Health Services (DHS) under provisions of ch. 254, Wis.
Stats. In addition to issuing certification cards and accrediting
training provider courses for lead activities and investigations, the
program establishes and monitors standards for conducting investigation
and abatement activities. For more information, contact ALS at (608)
Wisconsin Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
The Wisconsin Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (WHHCLPPP)
provides technical, funding, and consulting resources to support local
health departments, health care providers, and community groups to
prevent, detect, and treat childhood lead poisoning and other home health hazards.
Program activities are funded by the State of Wisconsin, and grants
from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Department
of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These resources are used to fund local programs (local health
departments and community based organizations) to provide screening of
high risk children, environmental risk assessments and investigations to
identify lead hazards and other health hazards, and interventions to reduce identified lead
hazards. Also, WHHCLPPP maintains the statewide database of blood lead
testing under the provisions of ch. 254, Wis. Stats. For more information, contact
WHHCLPPP at (608) 266-5817,
staff contact list (PDF, 16 KB).
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