Childhood lead poisoning is one of the most common preventable health problems in the United States. Symptoms are similar to other illnesses and often misdiagnosed.
Signs and symptoms include:
- Poor appetite
Without proper treatment, lead poisoning can cause kidney damage, brain damage and learning disabilities. Children should be routinely tested for lead poisoning at age 1 and 2 years and annually until age 5, if at high risk.
For any questions or concerns regarding lead testing, please contact Public Health Nursing at (660) 747-6121.