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Screen your child for lead

Posted on: October 23, 2017

Lead is a metal found naturally in the environment, but some older buildings have dangerously high levels of lead inside them. High levels of lead can cause health problems, and it can be hard to tell if there’s lead in a home or if someone has lead poisoning. Lead poisoning can cause hyperactivity, slowed growth, learning problems, hearing problems, and more - especially in children.
 
The Lorain County General Health District offers lead screening to determine if your child has been exposed to lead. Partial funding provided by Erie County HUD Lead grant partnership.
 
Who:
  • All children 6 months  to 6 years of age
When:
  • 2nd Wednesday of the month, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 4th Tuesday of the month, 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM
    Appointments are encouraged; walk-ins accepted during the above times. For appointment call 440-322-6367
Where:
  • 9880 S. Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH
Cost:
  • No cost. Bring your insurance card. We will bill your insurance, and a grant will cover any remaining costs.
Details:
Lead screening is performed by a finger prick (a blood sample). The blood sample is sent to a lab for results. When results are returned to us we will call you with your child’s lead level if any. If your child has high levels of lead a second test is performed.
 
If your child does has a high lead level, we will assist you in lead clean up in your home and connect you with resources.