Lead poisoning information – New York NYC

The mission of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is to prevent and control childhood lead poisoning by:

Promoting the early detection of lead poisoning through effective screening.
Under the Blood Lead Level Reporting Requirements all medical providers must report blood lead levels of 10 mcg/dL or greater for all NYC residents within 24 hours.

Providing the necessary services for lead poisoned pregnant women, children, their families, and their health-care providers.

Promoting public and private action to prevent lead poisoning by reducing children’s exposure to lead hazards in the environment.

For more information the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and the services they provide or what you can do to help prevent lead poisoning, call 311.


Further NYC lead information

Report to the New York City Council on Progress in Preventing Childhood Lead Poisoning in New York City, 2010 (PDF)
Lead in Household Plumbing FAQs (PDF)
New York City Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program — Annual Report 2009 (PDF)

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