Office of Lead Poisoning Prevention and Healthy Homes
“Lead Poisoning” is defined as a confirmed level of lead in human blood of ten micrograms per deciliter (10 µg/dL) or greater.
State law mandates blood lead screening for all “high risk” children below 72 months of age. A “High risk” child is defined as any child enrolled in Medicaid, any sibling of a child with an elevated blood lead level, or any child residing in one of the following zip codes:
43402 43606 43612
43460 43607 43613
43551 43608 43614
43602 43609 43615
43604 43610 43620
43605 43611 43624 map of zip codes
The Ohio Department of Health estimates that there are approximately 19,000 children with lead poisoning in the state of Ohio. Nearly half of Ohio’s children live in its six largest counties
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have set a national goal to eliminate lead poisoning by the year 2010.
The elimination plan implemented by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department focuses on two areas: testing all children at risk and eliminating all points of lead exposure for children (environmental intervention).
A Public Health Lead Investigation conducted by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department includes: case management, risk assessments, abatement orders, enforcement, and follow-up. Keep Your Child Safe PamphletLead Testing Requirements and Medical Management RecommendationsOhio Administrative Code - Screening Laws
The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department Lead Team
Ryan Sekinger, R.S., R.A. Phyllis Autry, LSW
Lead Risk Assessor Case Manager
635 N. Erie St., Suite 328 635 N. Erie St., Suite 328
Toledo, Ohio 43604 Toledo, Ohio 43604
Jeanette Fulton Arnsby, R.N.
Public Health Nurse
635 N. Erie St., Suite 328
Toledo, Ohio 43604