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Blood Lead Screening
Attention Parents!
Many homes and apartments built before 1978, have lead paint or varnish on the walls, woodwork, windows, and floors. In homes built before 1950, there is a greater chance the paint contains lead. Lead can harm children.

Children under 6 years old can be easily poisoned by dust or chips from lead paint. If they play near windows and other places with worn out or damaged paint, they can get lead dust on their fingers and toys.

When they swallow lead dust it can cause illness. It can also cause problems with learning, growth, and behaviors that can affect their entire life. Even small amounts of lead can be harmful.

Evaluating Risk
Ask yourself these four questions:
  • Does your child now live in or visit a house or building built before 1950, or have they ever in the past? (Including places such as day care, home of friends, grandparents, other relatives, etc)
  • Does your child now live in or visit a house or building before 1978, with recent or ongoing renovations or have they ever in the past? (Including day care, home of friends, grandparents, other relatives, etc?)
  • Does your child have a brother or sister or playmate who has/had lead poisoning?
  • Is your child enrolled in (or eligible for) Medicaid or WIC?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, your child should have a blood lead test for lead done now.

Blood Lead Screenings
Due to a generous contribution provided by the Marshfield Area Community Foundation, the Health Department is offering blood lead test screenings for children. Call 715-743-5105 for additional details or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Lead Safe Wisconsin websites.

Helpful Links
Look Out for Lead Brochure
Lead Fact Sheet




Clark County Courthouse
Hours:  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
517 Court St., Room 301
Neillsville, WI 54456
Phone: (715) 743-5148
Fax: (715) 743-5154