Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

The New York State Department of Health recommends every child be tested at one and two years of age and assessed for risk of lead poisoning at each well-child visit up until 6 years of age. If your child has not been tested for lead, you should check with your health care provider or call the Health Department at 315-253-1560.

Our program provides:

  • Case management for children found to have elevated blood lead levels
  • Education
  • Lead testing

Lead Poisoning

If a child has an elevated blood lead level, a Nurse will contact the family, provide guidance and education, and schedule a home visit. In some cases, a Home Assessment is conducted by Environmental Health to determine where in the home the child may be getting poisoned from.

Lead Hazards

Our Community Health and Environmental Health staff work together to identify potential lead hazards and reduce the risk of lead exposure to the child and family members. For additional information see the Residential Lead Assessment web page.

Lead Risk Maps