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Lead Poisoning Prevention Data

Protecting children from lead is important for their lifelong good health. Even low levels of blood lead have been shown to affect children’s physical and cognitive development. Fortunately, lead poisoning is entirely preventable.


New York State requires doctors to test all children for lead poisoning at ages 1 and 2. Only a blood test can tell how much lead is in a child’s body. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determines what follow-up is needed for a child based on the amount of lead found in a child’s blood.


In addition to testing at age 1 and 2, the child's health care provider must complete a lead risk assessment at each well-child visit from birth to age 6 years old and may order additional testing based on the results of that assessment. New York State also requires that all newly arrived refugee children between the ages of 6 months and 16 years be tested upon arrival and 3-6 months after they arrive.


Results shared on this page represent only children tested for lead. Additional information on our programs and services may be found in the Onondaga County Health Department Annual Report and elsewhere on the program's website.




Lead Testing Chart

Lead Testing Chart 2
Blood Lead Levels

The Onondaga County Health Department adheres to the NYSDOH policy statement as it relates to the use of these data.


Additional Data Sources:

To access publicly available searchable housing data for the City of Syracuse, please visit: data.syrgov.net








Onondaga County Health Dept
Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
John H. Mulroy Civic Center
421 Montgomery St., 9th Floor
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315.435.3271
Fax: 315.435.3720
Email: LeadFreeKids@ongov.net

Lead Free Kids

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