Children with blood test results of 10µg/dL and higher must receive an in-home inspection to determine if there is lead-based paint present. In-home lead inspections are also conducted at the request of a child’s physician. Children with blood test results of 20µg/dL or higher will also receive a home visit by a public health nurse.
Through partnerships with the Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Inc. (CEDA), City of Chicago Department of Public health (CDPH), Evanston Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Cook County Department of Public Health provides funding to qualified landlords to correct lead-based paint hazards. Funds are also available to help local governments and not-for-profit organizations in Cook County to expand programs to control lead-based paint hazards in eligible housing.
For more information on lead poisoning hazard reduction and making a healthy home, please contact the Lead Poisoning Prevention and Healthy Homes Unit at 708-633-8054.