Lead-Safe Wisconsin

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.

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: April 13, 2022