Lead Testing

 
About Lead Poisoning
    
    Of the 1 million children aged 6 years and younger in Illinois, approximately 170,000 have a blood lead level that is too high.  Lead poisoning doesn't always produce symptoms and can be detected with a simple blood test.

    Even small amounts of lead can harm a child's brain, kidneys, stomach and can slow a child's development and cause learning and behavior problems.

    Lead can be found everywhere whether you live in the city or in rural Morgan County.  Children are risk when they eat lead (paint chips, water, dirt) or breathe in lead dust.



Lead Testing Hours

Mondays:  10:00AM-11:00AM; 1:00PM-5:00PM

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays:  8:00AM-11:00AM; 1:00PM-3:00PM

For further questions about lead testing, please call to talk with a nurse 217.245.5111




State Requirements

    Illinois state law requires all children entering daycare, nursery school, preschool or kindergarten to provide proof of a blood lead test or an assessment. But all children 6 months through 6 years old should be assessed for their risk.