Lead-Safe Wisconsin

NEW! Tribal Lead Curriculum

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the Lead Awareness in Indian Country: Keeping our Children Healthy! curriculum to provide resources to reduce childhood lead exposure in communities. You can find more information on EPA’s website.

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.

 

Last Revised: November 3, 2020