Prevent, Promote, and Protect your Health with the Lake County General Health District
(440) 350-2543
5966 Heisley Rd
Mentor, Ohio 44060

Childrens Lead Testing

For children between the age of one and six years of age
Free Testing and Referral
Appointments Are Required  Call (440) 350-2554

Lake County General Health District continues to offer lead testing to children between the ages of one and six years of age. Lead toxicity in children leads to harmful effects on the developing nervous system and the brain in young children. Recent research shows that even low levels of lead poisoning over time can lead to lower IQ scores. Although Lake County is at low risk compared to other areas of Ohio, there exists the possibility that neighborhoods that have older homes will have increased numbers of children with higher levels of lead.