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Elevated blood lead levels (EBLL) in children and adults can lead to lead poisoning and short term or long term health effects. Older children and adults can be exposed to lead through their work or through their environment such as breathing air, drinking water, eating food, or swallowing dust or dirt that contains lead. For adults, the diet is the most common source of exposure to lead. Lead can be found throughout a child’s environment such as in paints, dust, soil or other contaminated objects including imported toys.


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Carson City, Douglas and Lyon Counties
Carson City Health & Human Services (CCHHS)
(775) 887-2190

Clark County
Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
(702) 759-1300

Washoe County
Washoe County Health District (WCHD)
(775) 328-2447

All Other Counties
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH)
(775) 400-0333