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Home Environmental Health (HEH)

The Home Environmental Health (HEH) Program investigates children screened and identified with elevated blood lead levels. The program educates 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. 

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

SOURCES OF LEAD

 

 

LEAD SAFE WATER

 

 

LEAD SAFE HOMES

 

TAKING ACTION WITH LEAD 

 

Resources

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

HEH 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 


 414-286-2165


  414-286-0382


 

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