Lead Information for Parents
Contact your primary care provider to request a blood test for your child. If your child has an elevated blood lead level, our office will be notified and we will follow up with you. Even if your child’s blood lead levels are normal, you can contact us if you have concerns about lead in your home.
Case management: We provide case management, medical follow-up, and other interventions in collaboration with Boston Medical’s Pediatric Lead Clinic.
Inspections and enforcement of MA Lead Law: We can inspect your home to identify indoor and outdoor lead hazards. If we find lead hazards, we enforce the MA Lead Law, to ensure that hazards are corrected.
- Inspections are mandatory if a child has been diagnosed with lead poisoning
- If your home has lead hazards that your landlord does not correct, BPHC’s legal counsel brings the case to Boston Municipal Court’s Housing Division to ensure the violation is corrected
Outreach and Education: We provide home and nutritional assessments, social services referrals and education to help keep your child safe.