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Childhood Lead and Asthma


In Prince George's County:

  • All children aged between six months and six years should undergo a blood test for lead.
  • Remind your doctor to include lead testing for your child during their regular care.
  • It is especially crucial for children living or spending time in older homes with peeling paint.


The Prince George's County Health Department provides several services to residents as part of the Lead and Healthy Homes Program, including:

Nursing Case Management:

  • For children with high lead levels in their blood. 
  • Call 301-883-7538 for assistance.

Environmental Assessments:

  • Conducted in response to confirmed medical reports of elevated blood levels in children.
  • Call 301-883-7667 for assistance or email

Referrals to the MOSH (Maryland Occupational Safety and Health) Program:

  • Made as necessary when adult lead exposure is suspected in the workplace.

Educational Programs:

  • Providing information on potential lead exposure and safe lead paint reduction techniques.

Telephone Consultations:

  • Available for asthma triggers, mold, and other indoor air contaminants affecting children; call 301-883-7667 or email
  • Lead in drinking water; call 301-883-7681.