Schoharie County Department of Health Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
The Schoharie County Department of Health is committed to raise our community awareness
about the dangers of lead poisoning and to minimize the risk of lead poisoning.
New York State Law requires all one and two year old children to be screened for blood lead levels.
As requested by the NYSDOH, the SCDOH maintains a Childhood Lead Tracking registry.
We receive the results of lead testing on all Schoharie County children.
Free lead poisoning prevention education for families and homeowners is sent to
families along with the results of their child's lead test. Our Lead Prevention
Coordinator provides nursing case management for children who have elevated lead blood
Lead Poisoning is a danger for every baby and child.
Protect Your Kids - Eat Healthy
If you are pregnant, protect yourself and your baby from lead poisoning.
Lead Poisoning Can Cause:
Kidney & Brain Damage
Lead Prevention Tips
Clean up paint chips immediately.
Give your children healthy snacks.
Wash your child's hands often, especially before eating.
Use COLD water for cooking and mixing formula.
Let the water run 3-4 minutes before using.
Wash toys often, especially teething toys.
Remove shoes or wipe them before coming into the house.
Damp-mop floors and wet wipe surfaces twice a week.
Wet wipe dust in window-wells.
Feed your family foods high in iron and calcium.
Be careful with hobbies that might use lead. (e.g. making bullets
or fishing lures and using some artist paints)
If your job exposes you to lead, be sure to change out of work
clothes before you have contact with your family and wash work clothes
separately. People who work in construction, plumbing, painting or auto
repair can be exposed to lead.
Keep children away from remodeling work.
Use only wet techniques when removing paint-never dry sand or scrape.
Call professionals for bigger jobs.
2007 Lead Recalls
2008 Lead Recalls
2009 Lead Recalls
2010 Lead Recalls
2011 Lead Recalls
For more information, contact:
your child's health-care provider
NYS Department of Health at
Prevent Lead Poisoning
Get Your Child Tested at
Age One and Two
Give our Kids a Healthy Start