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Childhood Lead Poisoning

Childhood lead poisoning is a preventable, but very serious environmental health problem. The most common cause of childhood lead poisoning is dust and paint chips from old lead-based paint found in older homes. New York State requires health care providers to test children with a blood lead test at age one and again at age two. View information about childhood lead testing, childhood blood lead levels and age of housing.

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Percent of Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels By Year of Test Among Children Tested Before Age 6, New York State Excluding New York City(learn more)

Chart: Percent of Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels By Year of Test Among Children Tested Before Age 6, New York State Excluding New York City

Percent of Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels By Year of Test

2004 2005 2006 2007
1.3 1.2 1.0 0.9