Childhood Lead Poisoning
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3920 Michigan Ave.
Fort Myers, FL 33916
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About the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
If symptoms are present, they include: feeling weak or tired, stomach pains, headache, and pain in the hands, feet, muscles, or joints (such as knees or elbows). Lead poisoning can cause speech and language problems and developmental delays (a child who does not develop as quickly as others). Children with lead poisoning often get in trouble at school or at home and have trouble controlling their emotions and actions. Extremely high blood lead levels can lead to death.
The Florida Department of Health in Lee County tracks the number of children and adults who are lead poisoned. If you are interested in testing your child for lead poisoning, please contact your child’s pediatrician.
Please contact us if you would like to receive information about childhood lead poisoning.