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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.
Reported cases of elevated blood-lead levels are investigated by members of FDOH-Okaloosa Disease Surveillance staff. The purpose of reporting and surveillance of lead poisoning cases is to estimate the prevalence of elevated blood-lead levels among at-risk children in Okaloosa County and to assure appropriate and timely follow-up care of children with elevated blood-lead levels. The Okaloosa County Lead Poisoning Screening Map shows the target ZIP codes recommended for universal screening of children for blood lead levels.
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