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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.

Cover of Handbook for Health Departments The Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control Handbook for Local Health Departments is currently undergoing revision. This handbook encompasses the standards of practice of the Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and its agents, i.e., local health departments. Please contact the program at 608-266-5817 for a copy when it becomes available in late 2014.

Reporting forms for local health departments are available on the local health department forms page.

Wisconsin Local Public Health Departments  Children with lead exposure 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 Wisconsin has a number of statutes and administrative rules with respect to childhood lead poisoning prevention, such as for local health departments, in child care centers and other facilities and in other departments.

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Last Revised:  October 03, 2014