Childhood lead poisoning is a
serious pediatric health problem, and yet it is entirely preventable.
Children, ages six years old and younger, are particularly susceptible
to lead poisoning.
Pregnant women that are lead poisoned or become lead poisoned may also put their baby at risk. A blood test is needed to determine if you are lead poisoned. Visit the Health Education Materials and Health Alerts/Recalls section to learn how to protect your child from lead poisoning and other health information.The Arizona Lead Poisoning Screening Coalition and the Arizona Department of Health Services recommends screening children six years of age and younger according to the
Childhood Lead Poisoning Targeted Screening Plan [PDF 1.04
The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program relies on blood lead data to determine high-risk areas, implement
prevention strategies and provide interventions for lead poisoned children. The Health Care Provider Information section contains reporting, screening and management guidelines for health care providers and laboratories.