Lead-Free Utah Conference
Pediatrician Claudia Fruin, MD, describes the changes in the state’s definition of elevated blood lead, requirements to report blood lead testing, and the importance of testing for lead exposure.
Report of the Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (4 MB)
Lead Exposure Questionnaire (227 KB)
This questionnaire should be administered to children from 6 months to 6 years of age at well-child visits. Blood lead testing is recommended on all children at 1 and 2 years of age and up to age 6 years if never tested.
English (227 KB)
Spanish (65 KB)
Prenatal Lead Risk Questionnaire (93 KB)
This questionnaire is an important part of planning for a family and informs expecting mothers or those planning pregnancy on their level of risk for exposing their unborn child to lead.
Lead Testing and Treatment Guideline (373 KB)
This is a quick guide for blood lead testing, follow-up and treatment developed by the Utah Lead Coalition.
English (373 KB)
Spanish (108 KB)
Utah Blood Lead Reporting Fields (47 KB)
Spread Sheet for reporting blood lead levels to Utah Department of Health.
This handout gives follow-up information for a parent whose child has an elevated blood lead level.
How to Avoid Lead Poisoning Brochure (1.1 MB)
The WIC program provides services and supplemental foods to low income pregnant women, new mothers, and infants and children up to their 5th birthday. Their Proper Nutrition Guide offers advice on how to slow the body’s absorption of lead.
English (500 KB)
Spanish (3 MB)
Provides support and services to families with children up to age three years who have developmental delays or disabilities through early screening and detection, data integration, care coordination, education, intervention, and life transitions. See their list of local programs here.
This EPA guide provides guidance on third-party certifications for lead reduction and important information regarding point-of-use (POU) water filter selection.
More reliable than home testing kits, these labs are certified to reliably test for items like paint, dust, and soil for lead content.
The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Utah Department of Health (DOH) are partnering with Utah schools to conduct voluntary sampling for lead in their drinking water.
How to get your Soil Tested for Lead
Soil Analysis Information Sheet (170 KB)
Soil Testing for Lead (289 KB)
The Utah Lead Coalition recommends using a contractor certified to work with lead-based paint (see list above). If, however, you are doing the work yourself, you should follow the safe practices described in this brochure to protect everyone from the lead hazards generated.
The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has compiled a list of contractors who have been certified to work with lead-based paint. If you plan to do a renovation on a home or building built before 1978, it is more likely to contain lead-based paint. Safeguard your family and use a contractor certified to work with lead-based paint.
Occupational Blood Lead Guideline (183 KB)
Lead-Safe Poster (Common Sources) (1.5 MB)
This poster educates on some common sources of lead
English (1.5 MB)
Spanish (1.5 MB)
Lead-Safe Poster (Silent Poison) (25 MB)
This poster reminds parents that lead poisoning is silent, and to ask to have their child tested for lead.
English (25 MB)
Arabic (40 MB)
Burmese (40 MB)
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