Lead Poisoning Prevention
Data from the Milwaukee Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program:
Incidence - Defined as the number of children (here identified as less than six years old) in any given time period who have exceeded a limit of lead in the blood (here identified as 10 µg/dL) for the very first time in their blood lead history.
Prevalence - Defined as the number of children who have exceeded a limit of lead in the blood (here identified as 10 µg/dL) divided by the total number of children tested for lead in their blood (expressed as a percentage). The time period and age category must be identical for both.
Testing Penetration - Defined as the percentage of Milwaukee's 12 through 35 month old children who were reported to be tested at least once in any calendar year. These percentages are based upon the number of blood lead reports received versus the number of eligible children per the 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 June 30, 2014, a total of 16,885 housing units in the City of Milwaukee have been made Lead Safe through the efforts of our program.