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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Background:

The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program provides education and follow-up case management for children up to age 6 with elevated blood lead levels.

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For services related to lead abatement and remodeling, please contact the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation at 1-855-511-1210.

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For Providers

Reporting Lead Lab Results:

For blood lead levels ≥ 5 µg/dl:
Report results within 1 week of receipt of results. Report should include Patient's First and Last Name, Date of Birth, Street Address, City, State, Zip Code and County of Residence, Sample Date, Sample Type, Result, Provider's Name, and Provider's Phone Number.

For blood lead levels < 5 µg/dl:
Report results within 1 month of receipt of results. Report should include at least Patient's First and Last Name, Date of Birth, Zip Code, Sample Date, Sample Type, Result, Provider's Name, and Provider's Phone Number.

Laboratories should report electronically. Practitioners using portable devices should report using standard forms available at health.tn.gov/MCH/Lead.shtml#4 and fax to Housing and Environmental Health, University of Tennessee Extension (865) 974-5370 or via a web portal at https://leadinput.tennessee.edu/leadin. Email leadtrk@utk.edu for any questions or concerns.

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Additional Resources

  • EPA Region 4 (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN)
    Information on regulations and lead protection programs: 1-404-347-4727
  • EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline
    Information about lead in drinking water: 1-800-426-4791
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission Hotline
    Request information on lead in consumer products, or report an unsafe consumer product:
    1-800-638-2772 or 1-800-638-8270 (hearing impaired)
  • Tennessee Lead Hazard Reduction Program
    Lead Safe Tennessee
    1-888-771-LEAD

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Updated August 2012