Childhood Lead Poisoning
The City of Minneapolis aims to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in Minneapolis through outreach, education and partnership with various housing, health, regulatory and community-based agencies.
Childhood lead poisoning is one of the most common yet preventable health problems in the United States. Lead is highly toxic and can be found in chipping and peeling paint, soil, and unregulated products.
Children usually have no overt symptoms, but the damage is profound—including lower academic achievement and behavioral problems.
Ensuring that all children are tested will promote prevention, education and early intervention, and can reduce lead poisoning.
Inspecting the homes of lead-poisoned children identifies lead source(s) for removal from the child’s environment to prevent future exposure.
Learn More About Lead
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Last updated Dec 4, 2015