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County Screening Maps

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The county maps below show the target zipcodes that are recommended for universal screening of children for blood lead levels.  Note - the 2nd page for selected maps contains insets for cities/towns.

Alachua
Bay
Bradford
Brevard
Brevard - page 2
Broward
Broward - page 2
Calhoun
Charlotte
Clay
Collier
Columbia
Desoto
Dixie
Duval
Duval - page 2
Escambia
Flagler
Franklin
Gadsden
Gulf
Hamilton
Hardee
Hendry
Hernando
Highlands
Hillsborough
Hillsborough - page 2
Holmes
Indian River
Jackson
Jefferson
Lake
Lake - page 2
Lee
Leon
Levy
Madison
Manatee
Marion
Martin
Miami-Dade
Miami-Dade - page 2
Monroe
Nassau
Okaloosa
Okeechobee
Orange
Orange - page 2
Osceola
Palm Beach
Palm Beach - page 2
Pasco
Pasco - page 2
Polk
Polk - page 2
Putnam
St. Johns
St. Lucie
Santa Rosa
Sarasota
Seminole
Sumter
Suwannee
Taylor
Volusia
Walton
Washington

*There are eight counties with no screening map. They are: 1) Baker, 2) Citrus, 3) Gilchrist, 4) Glades, 5) Lafayette, 6) Liberty, 7) Union, and 8) Wakulla.

This does not mean these counties have no high-risk areas for lead poisoning. These counties did not have the percentage of older housing that matched the criteria used to create the maps. Local knowledge of older homes and other potential lead hazards is crucial in ascertaining the risk of lead poisoning for children who live in these counties.

There are also a number of important secondary lead exposures for children, including adult "take home" lead. Adults who are exposed to lead at work or during a hobby may inadvertently expose their children. The screening guidelines document contains an example of a risk questionnaire that includes questions designed to capture these exposures.

The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program encourages health care providers to use a risk questionnaire to assist in the decision to screen a child for lead poisoning, especially in counties with no screening map.  The program also encourages parents to ask their child's health care provider about a lead poisoning screening test.