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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Florida Department of Health in Broward County

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This program works to protect the health and cognitive development of children and adults living in Florida by preventing exposure to all lead hazards.

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.

For information on Childhood Lead Prevention Screening

Additional Information:

Florida Department of Health - Lead Program