Below you will find information that will better help you understand what lead poisoning is. There are also links to other resources that can help you get answers to your questions. Below are a few answers to some of the important questions you may have.
Why should you have your child tested for lead?
How will I know if my child has lead poisoning?
What should I do to protect my child?
What should I do?
I am pregnant or currently breastfeeding, should I be concerned?
Lead poisoning is caused by breathing or swallowing lead. Lead can pass from a mother to her unborn baby. For more information, use these these resources provided by the Ohio Department of Health:
- Prenatal Risk Assessment for Lead
- Pregnancy, Lead and Your Baby, What you should know
- Identification and management of lead exposure in pregnant and lactating women.
Having your child tested is very important. Be sure to ask your child's doctor about blood lead screenings at your next visit. Print this card and bring it with you to your child's next appointment as a reminder to your child's doctor about blood lead screening requirements.
Ohio Department of Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Program