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908.369.4313

379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Testing Children for Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Hillsborough

Lead poisoning is a serious medical condition that occurs when lead accumulates in the body.  Lead poisoning is the nation’s #1 preventable environmental health problem facing young children.  New Jersey State law requires doctors and/or medical providers to screen all children for lead poisoning at both 12 and 24 months of age.   

The most recent statistics show that only 34% of Hillsborough children between the ages of 6 months and 26 months have been tested, which is similar to both the average percentage of children tested in both Somerset County, as well as New Jersey as a whole.  This means that in spite of this testing being required by law, the majority of children have not had their blood lead levels tested.

If your child has not had their blood lead levels tested, please contact your pediatrician or medical care provider and discuss how you can arrange to have them tested.

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