Health Indicator Report of Blood Lead Levels among Children
Lead can disrupt the normal growth and development of a child's brain and central nervous system. Children are exposed to lead by swallowing lead dust, soil, or paint chips, breathing lead contaminated air, or eating food or drinking water that has been contaminated by lead.
NotesThis was the original Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective MCH-11. The target was achieved early and maintained for several years, so this objective has been replaced.
Data SourceLeadTrax, Office of Local Public Health, New Jersey Department of Health
DefinitionConcentration of blood lead among children aged 1 to 5 years in the 97.5 percentile (mcg/dL)
NumeratorConcentration of blood lead among children aged 1 to 5 years in the 97.5 percentile (mcg/dL)
Healthy People Objective: Reduce blood lead level in children aged 15 yearsU.S. Target: 5.2 mcg/dL
State Target: 4.5 mcg/dL
Other Objectives'''Revised Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective MCH-11''': Reduce blood lead level in children aged 1-5 years to 4.5 mcg/dL '''Original Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective MCH-11''': Reduce the proportion of children aged 1-5 years who have an initial blood lead level >=10 mcg/dL to 0.9%.
How Are We Doing?The revised Healthy New Jersey 2020 target was met in State Fiscal Year 2019.
Available ServicesCDC Lead Poisoning Information for Parents and Prevention Tips: [https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/default.htm] Consumer Product Safety Commission (lead recalls in consumer products): [http://www.cpsc.gov/]
Health Program InformationNJDOH Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention: [https://nj.gov/health/childhoodlead/]
Page Content Updated On 03/04/2020, Published on 03/04/2021