What should I do if I think my child might have lead poisoning?

Be sure to take your child for a blood test to measure his or her blood lead levels. Every child should have this quick and easy test done at 9 months to 1 year of age, especially if he or she is at risk for lead exposure or lives in a high-risk area. The test can be done at your doctor’s office or at your local health department. Many health insurers cover the cost of this test, and children who are covered by Medicaid are eligible for free screening and are required by Ohio law to obtain a lead screen.

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