Although our facilities are closed to the public, Somerset County government remains operational so we can provide essential services to our residents.
03/23/2020 3:51 PM
Residents are urged to limit their exposure by staying home.
03/25/2020 7:05 PM
The county is setting up a drop off site in Hillsborough to collect PPE.
03/22/2020 3:27 PM
Lets county request assistance and resources from state & federal government.
03/21/2020 8:31 AM
Somerset County's leaders will continue to keep residents informed.
03/20/2020 10:13 AM
Vivek Patel, Nurse/Case Manager
Matthew Manthey, Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor
Somerset County Department of Health provides Nursing and Environmental Case Management for children who are identified as having elevated blood lead levels. Our nurses provide medical and developmental follow up, and nutritional recommendations. Our lead inspectors/risk assessors will identify lead hazards and oversee the abatement process to ensure that further exposure does not occur.
Protecting children from exposure to lead is important to lifelong good health. No safe blood lead level in children has been identified. Even low levels of lead in blood have been shown to affect IQ, ability to pay attention, and academic achievement.
Check out the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Campaign "kNOwLEAD" posters below! Also, learn about what foods can help limit the absorption of lead; click for the flyer in English or Spanish.
Childhood Lead Poisoning in New Jersey Annual Report
Somerset County Department of Health
Lead Poisoning Prevention Resources
Lead Remediation Resources
- Lead-Safe Remediation Pilot Program Brochure
- NJDOH Lead-Safe Home Remediation Pilot Program
- Toolkit to Fund Lead Poisoning Prevention
Lead in Drinking Water Resources
- NJDOH Lead in Water Factsheet
- EPA Lead in Drinking Water Infographic
- EPA Lead in Water Brochure
- Basics of Water Testing