"The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that childhood lead poisoning still remains a major preventable environmental health problem within the United States."

About half a million children younger than 6 years of age in the United States have blood lead levels of at least 10 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL), a level high enough to adversely affect their intelligence, behavior and development.

Toys are listed in the media as a major concern for lead toxicity for children. However, housing/old paint is the primary cause of elevated lead levels among Hocking County Children.
We strive to eliminate lead poisoning by:

• Providing educational material and information to individuals and groups
• Home visits to identify possible sources of exposure for children whose levels are elevated.
• Coordinate with the child’s physician and the Ohio Department of Health by providing Medical Case Management to children who are Lead Poisoned.

For more information you may call the Hocking County Health Dept and ask for the Lead Case Manager and visit the CDC Lead Article.