Healthcare Provider Alert: 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.
Revisions to Wisconsin's Lead Rule Effective July 1, 2021
Members of Wisconsin's certified lead workforce will want to read about changes to Wis. Admin. Code ch. DHS 163, Certification for the Identification, Removal and Reduction of Lead-Based Paint Hazards.
Fewer Kids Tested for Lead During COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 75% fewer Wisconsin children received recommended blood lead testing in April 2020 than in April 2019. Learn about why it's important to get kids tested for lead.
New Tool Helps Public Health Agencies Prevent Childhood Lead Poisoning
The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs released an interactive toolkit with resources to prevent and mitigate maternal and childhood lead poisoning. The toolkit compiles educational, advocacy, and planning resources for public health agencies working to prevent lead poisoning.
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.
- What is lead poisoning?
- Where is lead commonly found in Wisconsin?
- Who is at risk?
- Effects of lead
- Prevent lead poisoning
- Get educational materials about lead
- Test your child for lead
- Check and maintain your home
- Find a certified lead renovation company
- Report unsafe lead or asbestos work
- Before you buy or rent a home built before 1978
- Learn about other emerging sources of lead
- Learn about screening and testing for lead
- Intervention at the clinic level
- Monitor lead levels
- Coordinate care with public health
- Training and certification to work with lead-based paint
- Wisconsin's Lead-Safe Renovation Rule
- Become a lead-certified individual or company
- Certification requirements for lead-based paint activities
- Find a lead-certified company to fix hazards
- Hire a lead investigation company to identify lead hazards
- Learn more about the Lead-Safe Homes Program
- Find other funds to fix lead hazards
- Understand what working "lead-safe" looks like
- Locate a training class
- Find a state lead exam location
- Find a Wisconsin-accredited training provider
- Watch "hands-on" skills training
- Find forms and publications