Major sources of lead exposure among children are lead-based paint and contaminants found in homes built before lead-based paint was banned in 1978. KCHD conducts Environmental Assessments of homes of children who have been diagnosed with elevated blood lead levels (EBL). KCHD will also conduct assessments for homeowners who are curious or concerned about their property or properties.
If you are concerned that your child may have been exposed to lead in some way, contact your child's health care provider or call (815) 802-9400 for a lead screening at the Kankakee County Health Department.
Lead poisoning risks and Health effect
Lead Testing in Day Care Centers & Certified Labs
If you live in the City of Kankakee and are curious about lead in your home please contact:
Kankakee Community Development Agency
If you do not live within the city of Kankakee and are curious about lead in your home please contact Division of Environmental Health at 815-802-9410.
There will be a fee for the assessment.
Accommodations available upon request. Please contact 815-802-9400 Option 3 for more information.