Lead-Safe Wisconsin

Lead Poisoning is Preventable

In Wisconsin, childhood lead poisoning is a housing-based disease caused most frequently by swallowing, and sometimes breathing in, dust from lead-based paint in older homes. This disease affects 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 entirely preventable. This webpage includes basic information for parents, homeowners, contractors, health care professionals, and the general public.

Last Revised: January 29, 2019