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Lead Poisoning Prevention

Updated February 13, 2017
The most common way children are exposed to high levels of lead is through chipping, peeling and cracking lead-based paint. But lead exposure can also occur through drinking water, soil and other materials. What can you do?

Get Lead Safe in Three: Visit Lead-Safe Milwaukee

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West Nile Virus Prevention

Posted August 15, 2017
West Nile virus is an illness spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. The City of Milwaukee Health Department monitors for reports of West Nile virus in birds, mosquitoes, and humans. Find information on protecting yourself and your family from mosquito bites here.


Medication Disposal

Posted August 15, 2017
Safely dispose of unwanted, unused or old prescription medications at drop boxes located citywide or by picking up free postage-paid mailing envelopes at participating locations.

Find information and locations here

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City Beach Water Quality Report
Posted September 5, 2017

The City of Milwaukee Health Department beach monitoring program has ended for the 2017 season and will resume Memorial Day 2018. 

More about our Beach Water Testing Program


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Bevan K. Baker

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