Lead-Safe Wisconsin

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.

The Asbestos and Lead Certification Program in the Department of Health Services is hiring lead and asbestos inspectors. Please see the job announcement for more information.


Last Revised: September 14, 2020