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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

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Lead Poisoning Prevention

From 2009 to 2013, there were approximately 800 children with elevated blood lead levels every year. Even at low levels, children’s intelligence, hearing, and growth can be irreparably damaged. Most children will not have any symptoms; the only way to detect lead poisoning is through a blood test.
The elimination of childhood lead poisoning has been one of the most effective public health campaigns of the 21st century, but much work remains to be done. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) remains committed to preventing new cases of childhood lead poisoning from occurring, providing excellent case management to children with elevated blood lead levels, and safeguarding the health of Arizona's children as a whole.