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National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: Know the facts and get tested

MADISON — Wisconsin has more than 3,600 cases of lead poisoning reported annually, and during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is working to encourage all Wisconsinites to take steps to end childhood lead poisoning by getting the facts, helping children get tested for lead exposure, and checking homes […]

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Lead exposure safety for back to school: 6 tips for prevention

Did you know? Lead exposure can cause lifelong health problems. Exposure to even small amounts of lead can cause harm and children younger than six years of age are most vulnerable to lead poisoning. Exposure to this heavy metal harms several body systems including the brain, nervous and reproductive systems, and results in developmental and […]