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Lead Poisoning

Report Elevated Blood Lead Levels to 845-486-3419

Confirmed venous BLL greater or equal to 15 mcg/dl to receive environmental management services.  Venous confirmation is required of all BLL greater than or equal to 10 mcg/dl.  All children under the age of eighteen who a have a BLL greater than or equal to 45 mcg/dl, must be reported to DBCH within 24 hours of laboratory notification.

Environmental Health will investigate to identify sources of lead exposure and follow-up to ensure corrective action has been taken. 

Public Health Nurses will provide:

  • Home Visits
  • Developmental Screenings
  • Tracking and Recall
  • Health Education
  • Nutritional Education

DBCH has the authority to enforce its recommendations.