Home Environmental Health Division

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The Home Environmental Health Division (HEH) of the City of Milwaukee Health Department consists of four complimentary programs that together aim to keep children and families healthy and safe: 


The Lead Hazard Reduction Program

The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) investigates children screened and identified with elevated blood lead levels. The program works to educate the community and medical providers about the risks of lead and the need to screen children for lead poisoning. Children with high levels of lead are provided nurse case management, and the source of the child’s exposure is identified in the child’s environment through the completion of lead inspection and/or risk assessment. 

The Milwaukee Health Department is granted authority through the Chapter 66 Toxic Substances ordinance and Wisconsin Statute 254. If lead hazards are identified, written orders are issued. The department monitors the hazard abatement by a state certified lead abatement contractor regulated under ch. DHS 163 Wis. Adm Code and assures the hazard is mitigated through clearance testing regulated under Chapter 66 Toxic Substances ordinance. 

CLPPP has grant funding to assist property owners pay for lead abatement. In addition, there are other funding sources that property owners can qualify for if not eligible for CLPPP grants.

Being Lead Safe



Lead Safe Water



Keeping Your Home Safe


Taking Action with Lead 



Find tips and information for preventing lead exposure and safely managing lead hazards.

About Lead Exposure

Lead is a natural element found in our environment and was once used in a variety of products. To prevent lead poisoning, know the sources of lead and ways you can control or eliminate exposure.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

The MHD CLPPP operates a primary prevention program to make properties lead-safe and responds to reports of elevated blood lead levels in children.

Home Environmental Health Dashboard

View lead program information and data by year, permits issued, and more. 

View HEH Dashboard

Data & Reports

Find MHD childhood lead poisoning prevalence and testing data.

Forms & Questionnaires


Contact Us

 Zeidler Municipal Building, Room 118, Milwaukee, WI 53202 




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