WEHN Steering Committee member, Dr. Beth Neary, is a co-author on a new study regarding childhood lead poisoning in Wisconsin. The study reports, "Physicians are a vital partner in preventing, identifying, and mitigating the effects of elevated blood lead levels for Wisconsin’s children." View the study here »
The EPA action level for lead – 15 parts per billion of lead in the water – is not a threshold for public health, so a reading below that number doesn't mean the water is safe. Click here for more information.
This manual is designed to be a guide for field studies to assess the prevalence of elevated blood and environmental lead levels. Click here for more information.
Although state regulations and Medicaid laws may require blood lead level tests, many young kids are not getting tested early enough. Click here for more information.
This article explains how early interventions can be made to train the brain to recover from lead's damaging effects; leading to less permanent damage caused by lead.
Lead levels are not laughable
Get information about how to test your home and workplace for dangerous lead levels by clicking HERE for Testudo's website. Consult your doctor for more information on what lead can do to your health.
Although children's growing bodies are more susceptible to lead exposure, research is showing that adults can also be detrimentally impacted by prolonged exposure to lead. Full article here