Lead-Safe Wisconsin

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
October 25-31, 2020Logo for Lead-Free Kids program

Learn 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 is more important than ever.

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

NEW! Tribal Lead Curriculum

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the Lead Awareness in Indian Country: Keeping our Children Healthy! curriculum to provide resources to reduce childhood lead exposure in communities. You can find more information on EPA’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.

Fortunately, lead poisoning is 100% preventable. 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, 2020