Lead is known to have harmful effects on the heart, kidneys and the reproductive, nervous and hematological systems of the human body. ODH has several lead-related programs.
The Ohio Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program addresses the needs of lead-poisoned children from birth through 72 months of age. The program assists family members, medical care providers and other community members to reduce and prevent lead poisoning.
ODH's Lead Poisoning Prevention Program ensures the public receives safe and proper lead abatement, detection and analytical services by requiring those services be conducted according to federal and state regulations by trained and licensed personnel.
All blood lead test results must be reported to the Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) program, which tracks and maintains the data.