Lead poisoning of children is a concern in our community, especially for those who live in older homes. You can help prevent childhood lead poisoning by screening the children in your practice.
- Educate parents and caregivers about lead hazards
- Assess all children under 6 years old for lead exposure risk
- Identify children with elevated blood levels early to minimize neurological damage
Lead Screening Questionnaires
Include these in your new patient packets and in your well-child exams: