ERIC Number: ED358610
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Strategic Plan for Preventing Childhood Lead Poisoning in Illinois.
Illinois State Dept. of Public Health, Springfield.
The severity of the silent epidemic of lead poisoning and its long range effects on young children in impairment of intellectual ability, short-term memory, concentration, and reaction time have been recognized. A 3-year strategic plan for preventing childhood lead poisoning in Illinois was developed by a planning committee working through four subcommittees in the areas of legislation; outreach, education, and screening; medical management and treatment; and environmental issues. The plan's outcome objectives include: (1) 75 percent of children at high risk statewide will receive an annual lead screening test; (2) all children identified with an elevated blood lead level of 25 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dl) of blood and higher will be referred for diagnosis and treatment of lead poisoning; (3) all children identified with an elevated blood lead level of less than 25 mcg/dl and more than 10 mcg/dl will be referred for preventive lead poisoning programming; and (4) lead hazards will be abated in all environments in which children are found to have an elevated blood lead level of 25 mcg/dl or higher. Activities required to implement these objectives are outlined. Appendices contain a list of Strategic Planning Committee members, a reprint of the Illinois Lead Poisoning Prevention Act, and provide data on estimated number and percent of children with elevated blood lead levels by county/city. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Dept. of Public Health, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois