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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.
About the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Florida's Lead Poisoning Prevention Program conducts surveillance of blood lead testing and poisonings in the state, promotes blood lead screening for high-risk populations, and provides information to health care providers, individuals, and businesses on lead poisoning prevention.
The program activities include:
- Surveillance and epidemiology
- Lead Poisoning investigation
- Primary prevention
- Coordination of care
The program is authorized under the following state and federal rules and / or statues.
- The Florida Lead Poisoning Prevention Screening & Education Act, section 381.985.
- Chapter 64D-3, Florida Administrative Code
If you have a question about services related to lead poisoning in your community, contact your County Health Department.
For questions about the state program contact the Florida Lead Poisoning Prevention Program