SCREENING FOR LEAD POISONING
Screening for lead poisoning is required to have been done at least once between the ages of six months and six years of age. Children who have attended state approved licensed day care centers or preschools, including school district programs, have already been screened as a requirement to attend. Screening for lead poisoning for children six years of age and older will be at the discretion of the child’s health care provider. Lead poisoning screening is available from your doctor and can be done at the time of the physical examination. This screening is not available at the Adams County Health Department. THIS IS A REQUIREMENT OF THE LEAD POISONING PREVENTION ACT (410 ILCS 450) AND PUBLIC ACT 093-0104.