toy chest
Toys stored in an antique chest found to be contaminated with lead dust.

Lead poisoning of children is a concern in our community, especially for those who live in older homes. You can help prevent childhood lead poisoning by screening the children in your practice.

  • Educate parents and caregivers about lead hazards
  • Assess all children under 6 years old for lead exposure risk
  • Identify children with elevated blood levels early to minimize neurological damage

Lead Screening Questionnaires

Include these in your new patient packets and in your well-child exams:

Clinical Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics