Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Community Intervention Program to Prevent Childhood Lead Poisoning

The Will County Health Department has a comprehensive community intervention program available to prevent childhood lead poisoning.

The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) was established for the prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of lead poisoning, including the elimination of sources of poisoning through research and educational, epidemiologic, and clinical activities. CLPPP provides a range of both primary and secondary prevention services to the children of Will County, their families and others with an interest in the prevention of lead poisoning. This service is provided free of charge.

Lead poisoning is the presence of too much lead in the body.  It is the most common preventable pediatric health problem in the United States today.  It is caused by exposure to lead that is either eaten or inhaled, in the form of dust.  The body carries lead in the blood to soft tissues and bones, where it can be stored for many years.  Lead harms several organs including the nervous system and kidneys.  Lead is especially harmful to the bodies of children younger than 6 years.

Take precautions to avoid exposure to lead dust when remodeling or renovating, call: 1-800-424-LEAD or 1-800-547-0466 for the hearing impaired only.

Program Eligibility 

Children 6 years of age and younger. 

Program Services

This program includes an inspection of the homes of children found to have high levels of lead in their blood.  We examine and test dust, paint chips, water and other possible sources of lead poisoning.

  • Community screenings are available upon request at health fairs and other community events
  • Educational presentations to schools and community groups

To schedule a lead screening contact the Will County Health Department Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program or your child's doctor. 

Contact Information

Phone:  815-727-8501 or  815-727-8830
Email: ldudczyk@willcountyhealth.org 

Useful Websites:

IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health)

CDC (Centers for Disease Control)

EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

CPSC (Toys on recall)

Documents to download

Reporting Elevated Blood Lead Levels

How to Report an Elevated Blood Level

A child’s elevated blood lead level (EBL) can be reported in Will County by one of the following ways:

  • Ask for member of the childhood lead program by calling 815-727-8830
  • Fax to a confidential fax line to 815-774-4474

Lead Poisoning Resources

Tips for Preventing Lead Poisoning

Take precautions to avoid exposure to lead dust when remodeling or renovating, call: 1-800-424-LEAD or 1-800-547-0466. For the hearing impaired only.

Documents to download

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