Lead-Safe Wisconsin - Childhood Lead Poisoning Report 2008

This is the front cover of the Legacy of Lead 2008 report.

This is a ribbon indicating The Legacy of Lead Report 2008 was given a National Award Winning Document recognition from the American Library Association.   

This Award-Winning Report* provides valuable details about how we can use our current knowledge about the causes of lead poisoning, along with an understanding of the housing in our communities, to focus our efforts to eliminate childhood lead poisoning. Ending this tragedy will require the collective efforts of many people and organizations.

Content of the Report

View the entire report (PDF, 6 MB) . For ease in printing the document, click on the individual sections below. A 2-page Legacy of Lead Report summary (PDF, 675 KB) is also available that summarizes the report. If you would like a printed copy of the report and/or summary, contact us at 1-608-266-5817.


Front Cover (PDF, 676 KB)

Citation Page (PDF, 424 KB)

Title Page (PDF, 521 KB)

Letter from DHS Secretary Karen Timerlake (PDF, 498 KB) 

Table of Contents (PDF, 2 MB)

About this Report (PDF, 2 MB)

Introduction (PDF, 2 MB)

Critical Lead Issues (PDF, 3 MB)

Childhood Lead Poisoning in Wisconsin (PDF, 4 MB)


* The Legacy of Lead: Report on Childhood Lead Poisoning in Wisconsin 2008 received the Wisconsin Distinguished Document 2008 Honorable Mention from the Wisconsin Library Association in 2008 and a Notable State Government Document recognition in 2009 from the American Library Association.

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Last Revised: June 16, 2015