Lead Poisoning in Children: Questions Before Screening
If the answers to the following questions are "yes" or "don't know," a blood test may be done to determine whether your child has Reference lead poisoning Opens New Window.
- Does your child live in or regularly visit a house or building that was built before 1978? This question could apply to a facility such as a home day care center or the home of a baby-sitter or relative.
- Does your child have a sibling or playmate who now has or has had lead poisoning?
- Does your child live in or regularly visit a house built before 1978 that has recently been (within the last 6 months) or is currently being renovated or remodeled?
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference June 5, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference R. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology