Get Your Child Tested

Testing for lead is the only way to know if your child has lead in their blood. Catching lead exposure early can make a huge difference in your child’s health and development.

Michigan law now requires that all children are tested for lead at 1 and 2 years old at minimum.

February 7, 2024

New Legislation Requires Lead Testing for Young Children

October 3, 2023

Gov. Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Young Children from Lead Poisoning

October 3, 2023

Enrolled Senate Bill No. 31

Have questions about lead poisoning or prevention?​

Families should contact their children’s health care provider for lead testing.

If you do not have a family doctor, you can contact Kent County Health Department’s Community Clinic by calling the number below.

Get Ahead of LEad

Are there lead risks in your home?

Lead can be found in unexpected places, so its important to get both your child and your home tested for lead. It’s especially important if your home was built before 1978.

Thankfully, many groups and businesses offer lead testing services. They’ll share their findings with you and advise on next steps to ensure your family stays safe and healthy.

Person conducting a home inspection survey
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