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Lead Poisoning Prevention

Lead Paint Poison Prevention

Children 6 and younger are especially vulnerable to lead paint. 90% of all lead poisoning cases are from the lead paint dust. Lead enters the child's bloodstream through ingestion and inhalation. Since Lowell is classified as a high risk community, it is important to have your child's pediatrician regularly check their lead levels at age 1, 2, 3, and at 4. Children ages 1 and 2 are vulnerable to lead paint due to hand to mouth activity. All children's lead levels must be completed prior to school entry.

Visit the City of Lowell's Housing & Energy Department to learn more about Lead Paint Poison Prevention for additional facts and resources for families, landlords, contractors, and renovators!