Lead-Safe Wisconsin

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 Blood Lead Reference Value Lowered for Children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lowered the blood lead reference value from 5 µg/dL to 3.5 µg/dL for children. For more information, please view CDC's recent press release and recommended actions based on blood lead levels.

 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. 


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: November 4, 2021