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 Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning
Prevention and Control Handbook for Local Health Departments
is currently undergoing revision. This handbook encompasses the
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
Reporting forms for local health departments are
available on the local
health department forms page.
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
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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