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Lead Program
The Affects of Lead
Lead is a highly toxic metal that may cause a range of health problems, especially in young children. When lead is absorbed into the body, it can cause damage to the brain and other vital organs, like the kidneys, nerves, and blood.

Lead may also cause behavioral problems, learning disabilities, seizures and in extreme cases, death. Some symptoms of lead poisoning may include headaches, stomachaches, nausea, tiredness, and irritability. Children who are lead poisoned may show no symptoms.

Lead Poisoning
Both inside and outside the home, deteriorated lead-paint releases its lead, which then mixes with household dust and soil. Children may become lead poisoned by:
  • Eating paint chips found in homes with peeling or flaking lead-based paint
  • Playing in lead-contaminated soil
  • Putting their hand or other lead-contaminated objects into their mouths

Lead Poisoning Prevention

For more information contact the Public Health Department.

Public Health
Email

206 Court St.
Chilton, WI 53014

Ph: 920-849-1432
Ph: 920-989-2700 ext. 432 from Appleton
Fx: 920-849-1476

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Calumet County
206 Court St
Chilton, WI 53014

Main Offices
920-849-2361
920-989-2700




Calumet County