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Public Health Intervention for Lead Poisoning

Treatment of lead poisoning involves a team of professionals to manage the medical, environmental and social care required by the child and family. Public health plays a specific role in determining the source of lead exposure by evaluating the child in environments where they spend a lot of time and conducting lead hazard investigations of those places.

The following topics encompass the standards of practice of the Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and its agents, i.e., local health departments.

Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Treatment Handbook (PDF, 2.9 MB)

  • Chapter 1: The Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (PDF, 31 KB)

  • Chapter 2:The Role of Public Health in Childhood Lead Poisoning (PDF, 90 KB)

  • Chapter 3: Standards and Legislation on Lead Hazards and Lead Exposure (PDF, 93 KB)

  • Chapter 4: Sources and Toxicology of Lead Exposure (PDF, 104 KB)

  • Chapter 5: Primary Prevention (PDF, 31 KB)

  • Chapter 6: Educating for Behavior Change (PDF, 83 KB)

  • Chapter 7: Screening & Diagnosis of Childhood Lead Poisoning (PDF, 85 KB)

  • Chapter 8: Assessment & Intervention: A Child with Lead Poisoning (PDF, 186 KB)

  • Chapter 9: Assessment & Intervention: The Environment(s) of a Child with Lead Poisoning (PDF, 186 KB)

  • Chapter 10: Medical Management (PDF, 104 KB)

  • Chapter 11: Nutrition and Childhood Lead Poisoning (PDF, 104 KB)

  • Chapter 12: Developmental Assessment (PDF, 44 KB)

  • Chapter 13: Lead Toxicity on Reproductive Health, Fetal Development, and Breast Milk (PDF, 53 KB)

  • Chapter 14: Medicaid Reimbursement (PDF, 84 KB)

  • Chapter 15: Forms, Resources, and Samples (PDF, 24 KB)

Wisconsin Local Public Health Departments  All children with blood lead levels of 10 mcg/dL or more are followed by Wisconsin local health departments. Health care providers and parents can locate the health department serving their community at this site.

Wisconsin Statutes & Administrative Rules

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