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Lead Poisoning

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  •  850-833-9065


    850-833-7577 (confidential)

    Mailing Address

    221 Hospital Dr. NE 

    Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 


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.