For Parents And Health Care Providers

Lead Poison Prevention

Call Washington County Public Health & Home Care at 319-653-7758 or 800-655-7758 ext. 123 to schedule your child to have a lead test

Lead Information For Parents And Health Care Providers

Lead poisoning is a silent disease:

  • You may not know if your home has lead paint.
  • Your child can have lead poisoning and not seem sick.
  • Children with lead poisoning may have learning disabilities and behavior problems.
  • Serious cases can lead to death.

Get your Child Tested

Beginning in the Fall of 2008, all Iowa children must have proof of a blood lead test before starting kindergarten, or as soon after that as the parents are notified that the child needs a test.

For additional Information, click on the links below:

 

Getting tested is simple

A blood sample from your child's finger is all that is needed to obtain a lead level for your child.

Please call:

Washington County Public Health & Home Care at
319-653-7758 or 800-655-7758 ext. 123
to schedule your child to have a lead test.