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 may be exposed to lead in lead-based paint; some imported goods such as toys, cosmetics, candy, and spices; some herbal remedies and folk medicines; lead pipes; and ceramic pottery.[https://nj.gov/health/childhoodlead/documents/knowlead_poster_english.pdf ^1^]
NotesThis is revised Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective MCH-11.
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 11/10/2022, Published on 11/10/2022