No amount of lead exposure is safe for children. The most common source of childhood lead poisoning is from paint found in older homes. Childhood lead poisoning is considered a level of 5ug/dL or higher. The Kankakee County Health Department provides nurse home visits for any child with lead poisoning living in Kankakee County, to provide education on how to lower lead levels.
All children 6 years or younger should be evaluated by a healthcare provider for lead poisoning.
Call the Kankakee County Health Department at (815) 802-9400 to schedule a lead screening.