Lead-Safe Kids and Healthy Homes

Leddie Eddie Van 

Lead Testing Van

The City of Minneapolis Health Department periodically contracts with sustainable Resource Centro to bring its mobile testing lab to neighborhoods with high risk for childhood lead poisoning.

View the calendar of mobile lead testing for children.

At the July 16th, 2016, lead testing event over 50 kids received free blood tests!

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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.A young child has her blood lead level tested by a quick capillary test.

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.


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Avoiding Lead Contamination in Water in Minnesota - MN Department of Health

Fact Sheet (http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/water/factsheet/com/leadwatermn.html)

City of Minneapolis tap water information


Public Works - Minneapolis drinking water


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Attention: If you have any questions regarding this material please call Minneapolis Department of Health (612) 673-2301. Hmong - Ceeb toom. Yog koj xav tau kev pab txhais cov xov no rau koj dawb, hu (612) 673-2800; Spanish - Atencion. Si desea recibir asistencia gratuita para traducir esta informacion, llama (612) 673-2700; Somali - Ogow. Haddii aad dooneyso in lagaa kaalmeeyo tarjamadda macluumaadkani oo lacag la' aan wac (612) 673-3500. 

Last updated Jan 19, 2017

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