Lead is toxic to brain development. The only way to know if your child is lead poisoned is to have your child’s blood tested by a doctor. The blood test is usually recommended for children aged 1 and 2 years old but can be done on children 9 months to 6 years old.
Getting your child’s blood tested:
1. Go to his/her own pediatrician or doctor.
2. If you have no health insurance, a test can be requested through N.E.W. Community Clinic:
622 Bodart St.
Green Bay, WI 54301
2740 W. Mason St.
Green Bay, WI 54303
3. If your child receives WIC (Women, Infant and Children), a lead test can be requested through that office.
For more information on blood testing, please contact your local public health office.