Public Health Department
Public Health Director
James Rich, MPH
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
September - May
June, July & August: 8 AM - 4 PM
St. Lawrence County Public Health Department
Lead poisoning is caused by swallowing or breathing in lead.
Lead is a metal that can harm children and adults when it gets into their bodies. There are many sources of lead. Lead can be found in dust, air, water, soil, and in some products used in and around our homes.
Lead can harm a young child's growth, behavior, and ability to learn. Children under six years old are more likely to get lead poisoning than any other age group. Most often, children get lead poisoning from breathing in or swallowing dust from old lead paint that gets on floors and windowsills, hands and toys. Lead can also be passed from mother to baby during pregnancy.
To increase awareness of the risk of lead poisoning to children.
St. Lawrence County Children birth to 18 years of age.
Provides screening and follow-up for children birth to 18 years of age for early detection and treatment of lead poisoning and educational information regarding risk factors.
Risk Factors Include:
Contact the Lead Program at 386-2325.