Lead-Safe Wisconsin

Lead Poisoning is Preventable

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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: April 29, 2020