Your Child's Lead Test
This two-page fact sheet educates parents and other caregivers about blood lead tests for children. It was created for people living in Vermont, but the information it provides about blood lead testing for children is useful to everyone. It explains that there is no safe level of lead in the body, and clarifies that blood tests are necessary to find out if children have been exposed to lead. It describes the capillary test and the venous test and includes a testing schedule, discussing what to do if the test indicates exposure to lead. The document provides recommendations for ways to prevent lead poisoning by performing home maintenance and cleaning, eating healthy foods, and keeping children away from products with lead.
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