Lead Hurts Kids - Keep Your Child Safe
The Lead Poison Prevention Program at the Health Department provides education on lead prevention, referrals, and follow-up to reduce the lead levels and prevent further exposure.
Home visits by a Public Health Nurse will be offered to families with a child(ren) having elevated blood lead levels.
Blood lead testing is recommended for children between the ages of one and two years of age. This age group is most vulnerable to lead poisoning due to the child's developmental stage (crawling and putting items in their mouth).
In addition, it is recommended that all children between the ages of three and six, that have not been previously tested for blood lead, should be tested.
In Midland County, blood lead testing can be done at the Midland County Health Department, or the child's doctors office.
To schedule an blood lead testing appointment at the Midland County Health Department, call (989) 832-6665. To speak with a registered nurse regarding lead questions, call (989) 832-6629.
Please view the links to the right for more information on blood lead poisoning prevention and testing.