Lead-Safe Wisconsin

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

October 24-30, 2021

Logo for Lead-Free Kids programLearn about lead poisoning and the impacts it has on children.

Spending more time at home? If your home was built before 1978, testing your child for lead poisoning is more important than ever.

The most common sources of lead exposure for children are lead paint, house dust, and lead-contaminated soil or water. Consider getting your home tested.

For more ways to get involved, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has many available resources.

 New Tool to Find Lead-Safe Companies

If you're looking for a company to do lead-safe renovation, lead abatement, or lead investigation work (like clearance, inspection and risk assessment), try our new search tool

 Healthcare Provider Alert: LeadCare Test Kits Recall Expanded

Magellan Diagnostics is expanding its voluntary recall of LeadCare II, LeadCare Plus, and LeadCare Ultra Blood Lead Tests due to a significant risk of falsely low results. For full details, visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (additional lots recalled on Sept. 28).

You may also view the recent Wisconsin DHS Health Alert bulletin regarding this recall. 

 LeadCare Tests Recalled Due to Falsely Low Results

Magellan Diagnostics is recalling its LeadCare II, LeadCare Plus, and LeadCare Ultra Blood Lead Tests due to a significant risk of falsely low results. For full details of this recall, visit the U. S. Food and Drug Administration's website.

 

 

 

Lead poisoning is preventable

Lead damages the brain and other body systems. Lead can hurt anyone, but kids under age 6 are most vulnerable, and the damage can last a lifetime. It's usually caused by swallowing or breathing in dust from lead-based paint in older homes. We can protect kids by making sure the homes they live and play in are free from lead dust. Learn more below.

Last Revised: October 26, 2021