Lead Poisoning in Georgia

 

Came across this from the Georgia lead and healthy home program.  This is a link to the breakdown of children tested for lead poisoning and the results.  Some of the higher counties are:

Chatham Country,  3,820 screenings for lead in blood.    28 children between 10-19 ug/dl and 7 >20 ug/dl

Fulton Country 13,794 screening.  40 children between 10-19 and 9 above 20 ug/dl

Gwinnett Country 9,370 screenings.  26 children 10-19  and 8 above 20 ug/dl

DeKalb Country 8,496 screenings.  25 children between 10-19 ug/dl and 8 above 20 ug/dl

Cobb County 7,209 screening. 21 children between 10-19 ug/dl and 8 above 20 ug/dl

Laurens County.  931 screening.  16 children between 10-19 ug/dl and 7 above 20 ug/dl.

To see the full pdf follow this link.  http://health.state.ga.us/pdfs/epi/lead/GA%20Data2012.pdf

At the time of this report the CDC defined elevated lead levels for blood at 10 ug/dl.  Earlier this year the CDC lowered the level to 5 ug/dl.

Southeast Lead Consultants can provide lead testing in paint and products.  Contrary to much belief, lead poisoning can be a result of dust, not just paint chips.

 

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