Lead Screening Questions

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MCH Lead Questionnaire

If your child is under the age of six, talk to their doctor about testing your child for lead, especially if you answer “yes” to any of these questions:

  • Is your child eligible for Medicaid or Apple Health?
  • Does your child live in or regularly visit homes built before 1978, especially those that are in poor condition or have recently been renovated?
  • Does your child have a sibling or playmate who has (or recently had) a confirmed elevated blood lead level?
  • Does your child spend time with a parent or caregiver who has a job or hobby where they may work with lead?
  • Do you have pottery, ceramics, lead crystal, pewter or aluminum cookware (especially pressure cookers) from other countries that you use for cooking, storing, or serving food or drink?
  • Has your child ever taken any traditional home remedies or used imported cosmetics? Examples: Greta, Azarcon, Ghasard, Ba-baw-san, Surma, Sindoor, and Kohl.
  • Has your child been adopted from, lived in, or visited another country?
  • Does your child live in or regularly visit a home located near an airport or a smelter site?
  • Does your child have developmental delay, or behavioral concerns?
  • Does your child have pica behavior (repeatedly eating non-food items)?

If you answered YES to any of these statements, or if you think your child has had any contact with lead, your child needs a blood lead test.