Children can develop lead poisoning from exposure to lead in paint chips, dust and soil. Small paint chips may be swallowed when children chew on lead painted objects. Dust and soil containing lead can get on children’s hands and toys and be swallowed as they play.
The Florida Department of Health in Broward County can perform a visual home inspection at no charge. Additional services are available on the Environmental Protection Agency's Website.
For information on Childhood Lead Prevention Screening, click here.
For the latest information on product and toy recalls due to excessive lead content click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
For further information (954) 467-4700 Ext 4201 or 4202
General information on the statewide Lead Program, click the following link:
Florida Department of Health - Lead Program