A significant number of Portland children may be at risk for lead poisoning. In a study of older homes in north, northeast and southeast Portland, 71% had composite lead dust levels that exceed federal standards.
Lead Poisoning Prevention
Lead is a poison and is harmful if too much enters your body. Children who live in older homes are especially at risk.
Identify sources of lead in everyday items around your home.
Prevent lead exposure around your home and find out whether your child is at risk.
Schedule of free lead screening clinics. For children under 6 and pregnant or breastfeeding women.
How to check for lead paint in your home, lead paint in toys.
Ways to avoid lead exposure from pipes and facuets in your home.
Free for customers of the following water districts.