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Lead Screening Tool

Indiana Department of Health Lead Safety Video

Elevated blood lead levels can have serious consequences for the growth and development of children including:

  • Hearing and speech problems
  • Learning and behavior problems and underperformance in school
  • Lower IQ and decreased ability to pay attention
  • Slowed growth and development
  • Damage to the brain and nervous system

There is NO safe level of lead in the blood of a child.

The Noble County Health Department is able to screen children from ages 1 year to 6 years for elevated blood lead levels through capillary (finger stick) testing.  This can be done at the same time as routine vaccinations or a separate appointment can be made.  Check out the link below to see if your child may be at risk for an elevated blood lead level.