Wisconsin-Specific Lead Poisoning Information

Wisconsin has multiple strategies and partners engaged in the fight against the number one environmental health threat to children. Links on this page will take you to resources specific to Wisconsin to address childhood lead poisoning. Below these links are a collection of Wisconsin-specific reports.


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Wisconsin Reports

In April 2010, the Wisconsin Legislature passed Senate Joint Resolution 65, which required the Elimination Plan Implementation and Oversight Committee to submit a report on the costs borne by the educational and criminal justice systems attributable to lead poisoning and methods to address lead paint hazards in housing. The report, delivered to the Wisconsin Legislature on December 30, 2010, is entitled Response to 2009 Senate Joint Resolution 65 (PDF, 320 KB). Also, there is a two-page summary (PDF, 133 KB).

Senate Joint Resolution 65 (PDF, 29 KB):  In spring 2010, the Wisconsin State Legislature approved Joint Resolution 65 calling for the Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Elimination Implementation and Oversight Committee, within the Department of Health Services, to report on the costs borne by the educational and criminal justice systems associated with lead poisoning and the solution and the sources of funds to address lead paint hazards.

The Legacy of Lead Report earned recognition as a distinguished document in 2008 by the Wisconsin Library Association and in 2009 by the American Library Association. The report reveals the alarming scope of childhood lead poisoning in Wisconsin, discusses its causes and effects, and provides a systematic plan to eliminate the problem.

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Last Revised: February 13, 2015