Lead Poisoning Prevention
Data from the Milwaukee Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Incidence - Defined as the number of children less than six years old who have exceeded a limit of lead in the blood (identified at 10 µg/dL) for the very first time in their blood lead history.
Prevalence - Defined as the number of children less than six years old who have exceeded a limit of lead in the blood (identified at both 5 µg/dL and 10 µg/dL) divided by the total number of children tested for lead in their blood and expressed as a percentage. The time period and age category must be identical for both.
Testing Penetration - Defined as the percentage of children aged 12 through 35 month old in the City of Milwaukee who were reported to be tested at least once in any calendar year. These percentages are based upon the number of blood lead tests reported and the total number of children estimated by the reported birth rate.
Click here for information on childhood lead poisoning from the 2015 - 2016 City of Milwaukee Community Health Assessment.
Results of all blood tests must be reported to Public Health Officials per Wisconsin State Law.
Results are reported on children with a reported address in the City of Milwaukee.
Lead Safe Housing Units
As of September 30, 2016, a total of 17,556 housing units in the City of Milwaukee have been made Lead-Safe through the MHD CLPPP program.