LEAD POISONING PREVENTION AND CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
The program addresses the problem of childhood lead poisoning through a variety of interventions including collaboration with the Nursing Division and the Environmental Division.
Case Management is provided for children ages birth through 6 years in the community. Children with persistent venous blood lead levels between 10-15 ug/dl will receive an assessment and education. Children will persistent venous blood lead levels between 15-19 ug/dl will receive an assessment evaluation and visual home inspection for potential lead hazards. Children who are identified as having an elevated blood lead 20 ug/dl or more are case-managed through age 21, if needed to insure optimum health. Epidemiological and environmental evaluations are performed in the children’s residence and cases are followed to ensure a safe living space.
Education is provided for the community on the proper protocol for the removal of lead paint contamination and renovation procedures. Nutrition and housekeeping information is also provided.
For information, call 732-745-3100