Childhood Lead Poisoning

No amount of lead exposure is safe for children. The most common source of childhood lead poisoning is from paint found in older homes. Childhood lead poisoning is considered a level of 5ug/dL or higher. The Kankakee County Health Department provides nurse home visits for any child with lead poisoning living in Kankakee County, to provide education on how to lower lead levels.

All children 6 years or younger should be evaluated by a healthcare provider for lead poisoning.
Call the Kankakee County Health Department at (815) 802-9400 to schedule a lead screening.

pdf Childhood lead risk questionnaire

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