Lead poisoning affects many children younger than 6 years old in Maryland. Lead is often a home health hazard that can harm a child’s brain, causing lifelong learning and behavior problems. The symptoms of lead poisoning are not always easy to detect, but its effects are long-lasting.
Messages for Healthcare Providers and Families
*Lead is found in all areas of
Maryland, from many different sources.*
*A blood lead test is the only
sure way to know whether your child has been exposed to lead.*
*All Maryland children born on or
after January 1, 2015 should have a blood lead test at 12 and 24 months of age.*
For more information on how to protect your family from these possible sources, visit http://www2.epa.gov/lead/protect-your-family#sl-home.
To see if products in your home contain lead, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission http://www.cpsc.gov/
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