Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program addresses the issues that result when higher levels of lead are found in blood tests of children in Kane County.

Cases are reported, tracked, and referrals for treatment are provided.

The program also provides educational outreach to individuals and the community, to help raise awareness of the causes of childhood lead poisoning.‚Äč

Blood lead screenings can identify children at risk and allow doctors to provide prompt treatment. Blood lead screenings are available through your medical provider.

Older homes built before 1978 are much more likely to have lead-based paint problems. If you are interested in having your home inspected for lead risks, you should hire a lic‚Äčensed Lead Risk Assessor.

If you have further questions, please email Kane County Health Department askus@kanehealth.com

Monthly statistics for this program can be found on the Public Health Committee Report Page

Links & Resources

Our main Lead Poisoning Page
Safe Lead Removal Practices Corner
IDPH's database of licensed Lead Risk Assessors located in Illinois
(The above database can be sorted by county by clicking on "County" in the gray bar)
CDC Lead Page
EPA Lead Page