Lead Exposure | Testing

Public Health Law requires blood level testing by healthcare providers for children at the ages defined in Public Health Law. Effective 10/2019, NYS Public Health Law (§ 1370) and Regulations were amended to lower the definition of an elevated blood lead level in a child to 5 micrograms per deciliter. NYSIIS reports whether or not blood testing was completed, but not the results of the testing. Please read the NYSDOH law and regulations below for school responsibilities.

Educational Materials

NYSDOH Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

Educational Interventions for Children Affected by Lead
Outlines data describing the effects of lead summarizes in plain language the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) parts B and C, and provides information on how these provisions relate to children affected by lead.

American Academy of Pediatrics Lead Exposure

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Recall Page
To reduce risks of lead exposure in consumer products, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) provides ongoing recalls of current products that could potentially expose children to lead.

Lead Testing in School Drinking Water

NYSED Lead Testing in School Drinking Water Webpage
On September 6, 2016, the Governor signed legislation requiring all school districts in New York State to test potable water systems for lead contamination and to take responsive actions. Your EPA Region 2 office, local health department, or BOCES staff can provide additional information.

Reducing Lead in Drinking Water - Resources for School

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Page Updated 8/12/22