Lead-Safe Wisconsin

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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.

Last Revised: July 7, 2021