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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.

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Childhood Lead Poisoning in New Jersey Annual Report

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Lead Poisoning Prevention Resources

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New Jersey Department of Health

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Lead Remediation Resources

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