Lead Poisoning

Description: For detailed information about lead poisoning, please see the following website by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The site provides details on what lead poisoning is, what contains lead, who gets lead poisoning, how many children get lead poisoning, symptoms and complications caused by lead poisoning, how can you tell if your child has lead poisoning, how to treat and prevent lead poisoning, and lastly who to contact for more information.

For more information on lead poisoning prevention, please contact the Illinois Department of Public Health at 217–782-0403, 800–545-2200 or TTY (hearing impaired use only) 800–547-0466; or call your local health department.

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District provides lead poisoning screening.

A further source of information can be found at the United States Environmental Protection Agency website.

Sources:
Illinois Department of public Health
Helpbook
US Environmental Protection Agency
Date Last Revisited: 1/29/07