Lead-Safe Wisconsin

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We've compiled the links below with the people, businesses, and other agencies we partner with to prevent childhood lead poisoning in Wisconsin, in mind. We hope this information is helpful to you as you navigate the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the emergency restrictions in effect on gatherings and non-essential business activities. 


Public Hearing on Wis. Admin. Code Ch. DHS 163

April 8, 2020, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. - via Skype or Conference Call

A public hearing to consider amendments to Wis. Admin. Code ch. DHS 163, relating to certification for the identification, removal and reduction of lead-based paint hazards, has been scheduled for April 8. 

Visit the Notice of Public Hearing to access the amendments under consideration, as well as directions for attending the hearing by Skype or conference call and submitting written comments.


Lead Poisoning is Preventable

In Wisconsin, lead poisoning is most often linked to lead in the paint and varnish in our older homes. We say lead poisoning is typically a housing-based disease. Lead poisoning is caused by swallowing or breathing in dust from lead-based paint in older homes. This disease affects everyone—adults, pregnant women and our most vulnerable citizens—young children. Lead causes injury to the brain and other body systems and can last a lifetime and across generations. Fortunately, it is 100% preventable. Learn more by clicking on the bullets below.

Last Revised: March 30, 2020