Algoma Public Health
Lead poisoning can lead to serious health problems and limit the development of the brain and nervous system. If you are concerned about lead exposure, consult with your doctor. A simple blood test can be conducted to measure the blood lead level.
Those who are the most at risk are:
- Pregnant women
- Children of ages 6 and under.
Young children can absorb lead easier than older children and adults. Pregnant women can pass lead to their fetus through their blood.
Date of Creation: June 1, 2015
Last Modified: March 6, 2020