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What Resources are there for Lead Poisoning?



Lead poisoning in children is a serious condition with long term negative consequences.  The following resources may help families in northeast Ohio trying to cope with lead poisoning:

For medical advice for a child with an elevated blood level, contact:

  • Your child’s pediatrician
  • MetroHealth Pediatric Lead Clinic
    Referral by pediatrician or call (216) 778-2222

For education resources and support, contact:

For information on lead testing of your home, contact:

  • If you live in the city of Cleveland:

City of Cleveland Lead Safe: (216) 664-2175
http://www.clevelandhealth.org/network/environment/lead_safe_living.php

Lead Hazard Control Program: 216.651.0077
http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/CityofCleveland/Home/Government/CityAgencies/CommunityDevelopment/DivisionofNeighborhoodServices/LeadHazardControlProgram

  • If you live in Cuyahoga County but not in Cleveland:

Cuyahoga County Board of Health: (216) 201-2000
http://investinchildren.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/lead-poisoning-prevention.aspx

  • If you live in Lake, Lorain, Geauga, or Ashtabula Counties:

Ohio Healthy Homes  1-877-LEADSAFE (532-3723)

Lake County
http://lake.oh.networkofcare.org/ph/library/article.aspx?hwid=hw119898

For information about money available to eliminate a lead hazard in your home, contact: