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National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 20 - 26. It is a call to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and government to raise awareness of lead poisoning prevention and reduce childhood exposure to lead. No safe blood lead level in children has been identified. Elevated lead levels in children can potentially have long-term health consequences. Ohio law requires physicians to screen children younger than 6 years old at risk of lead poisoning, and Medicaid regulations require screening children at ages 1 and 2. Watch this video collaboration with Ohio Department of Health for more information about lead exposure risk factors, recommendations for screening and medical management of lead poisoning.

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