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Lead Treatment Information for Medical Professionals

Lead poisoning is preventable, and we are committed to doing what we can to help prevent it. Once the lead absorbs into the body, the effects are irreversible. It can take months to years for levels to return to normal. Lead can affect a child’s development, attention, and learning potential. It is crucial to support the growth and development of lead-exposed children.

Connecticut state mandate requires that providers

  • Provide the children’s families with health education on childhood lead poisoning before testing.
  • Conduct annual lead tests on all children 9 months to 35 months of age. (Most doctors test at 12 months and 24 months of age to meet this requirement.)
  • Conduct a lead test on children between 36 and 72 months of age if they were not previously tested.
  • Conduct a lead test on children under 6 years of age if they have developmental delays.
  • Administer a medical Lead Risk Assessment questionnaire at least annually for each child 36 to 72 months of age and test if indicated.

Educational Services

We educate families on ways to prevent continued exposure to the lead source.. Extensive nutritional guidance and developmental evaluation are also a part of each visit. In addition, we supervise inpatient chelation for lead levels greater than 45ug/dL.

We are also available to provide education to any office that would like to learn about lead poisoning prevention. If you are interested in scheduling a lecture, please schedule a training through the Educating Practices (formerly EPIC) program by contacting Sarina Bosco.

Connecticut Lead Screening Requirements

Please review the CT lead screening requirements and information below.

Healthy Homes Program

The Healthy Homes Program at Connecticut Children’s has resources to help families with lead in their home.

Additional Resources

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