Pilot Program Aims to Screen More Children for Lead Poisoning


New Jersey —In an effort to increase the number of New Jersey children tested for lead poisoning, a Department of Health pilot project is using portable screening devices to give families rapid results and prevent lifelong health and learning problems.

Using the LeadCare II Blood Lead Testing System, nine local and county health departments are expected to test more than 2,000 children and identify lead poisoned children earlier and link them appropriate medical treatment. Testing conducted as part of this pilot is free of charge. Lead exposure often occurs with no obvious symptoms—in the absence of testing, it frequently goes unrecognized.

Read more: http://njtoday.net/2012/07/12/pilot-program-aims-to-screen-more-children-for-lead-poisoning/#ixzz20RnPjuDs


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