Public Health Department
80 State Highway 310
Suite #2
Canton, New York 13617-1476

Ph: 315-386-2325
Fx: 315-386-2203

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM

(June, July & August: 8 AM - 4 PM)

 

St. Lawrence County Public Health Department
Lead Screening Program

 

 

 

 


What is Lead Poisoning?

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.

 

Program Goal

To increase awareness of the risk of lead poisoning to children.
 

Eligibility

St. Lawrence County Children birth to 18 years of age.
 

Description

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:

  • Lives in or regularly visits a house built before 1960 with recent, ongoing or planned renovation, remodeling, peeling or chipping paint.
  • Children with a brother or sister, housemate, or playmate being treated for lead poisoning.
  • Frequent contact with an adult whose job or hobby involves exposure to lead.
  • Live near an active lead smelter, battery recycling plant, or other industry likely to release lead.
     

For Information

Contact the Lead Program at 386-2325.

What the Blood Lead Test Results Mean?

 

Resources:

Product Recalls

Enviornmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Renovation, Repair and Painting

New York State Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control





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