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Lead Poisoning Prevention

 

Did you know that most cases of lead poisoning in Nebraska’s children is due to lead exposure from inside and around a house? At Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department, we work with the State of Nebraska’s Lead Control Program, area health care providers and families to provide education regarding the recommendations to follow if a child has a high blood lead level (greater than or equal to 5μg/dL). If a child does have a high blood lead level, there are steps that can be taken to reduce that level including:

·         Reducing and/or eliminating a child’s exposure to lead in and around the home through environmental modification

·         Visiting a health care provider regularly and on schedule for re-testing to determine if the blood lead level is decreasing

·         Nutritional recommendations which help to reduce the amount of lead absorbed by the body

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has lead educational resources for Parents/Homeowners, Health Care Professionals and Contractors at their webpage: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/LeadIndex.aspx

Blood Lead Level Data:

Number of Children Tested for Blood Lead by County.pdf

Number of Children with Blood Lead Levels 5 or Over.pdf

Summary of Blood Levels 5 and Over - detailed.pdf

Updated 5/10/2018

 

 
 
Elkhorn Logan Valley
Public Health Department
2104 21st Circle / PO Box 779, Wisner, NE 68791
Phone: 402.529.2233  - or -  877.379.4400
Fax: 402.529.2211
After Hours: 402.841.8110
Email: info@elvphd.org