The buildup of lead in the body can cause brain damage, hearing loss, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems. Nearly two million children in the United States are estimated to have high levels of lead in their blood, which poses dangerous health risks. Once lead is absorbed into the body, it is very hard to get rid of and can even be passed on to a child before birth.
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Routine Lead Screening: A blood test for lead is recommended for all children at the one and two-year check-ups.
YEARLY LEAD LEVEL REQUIRED UNTIL AGE 6 FOR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING: All children who live in
For a lead risk assessment of a dwelling in the City of St. Louis, call Lead Safe St. Louis Hotline at 314.259.3455.
County residents may seek assistance from the Lead Hazard Control Program by calling the St. Louis County Office of Community Development at 314.615.8237.