Childhood Lead Poisoning
Free Lead Dust Test for Families Order Form
Do you live in a home that was built before 1950?
And, do you have young children or are you expecting a new baby?
If you answered yes to both questions, order this free, do-it-yourself test to find out if your home has dust from lead paint.
Information for Providers on the LeadCareII Recall
On 8/30/21, the manufacturer of the LeadCare II device expanded its recall of test kits and began notifying providers to stop use of ALL test kits. Maine CDC notified all providers approved to conduct in-office testing and issued
updated guidance on re-testing patients to reflect the expanded recall.
Webinar Presentation on Universal Blood Lead Testing
Providers, find answers to frequently asked questions about the new blood lead testing requirements. Watch a recorded webinar on Maine's Universal Blood Lead Testing Mandate. (YouTube)
New Blood Lead Testing Requirements
Effective June 27, 2019, Maine law requires blood lead tests for all children at 1 and 2 years of age. Download the new testing guidelines. or read an update on the changes.
2018 Legislative Report
Read the latest report to the Maine Legislature on childhood lead poisoning prevention activities in Maine. Learn about blood lead testing and lead poisoning rates in Maine, progress toward making housing lead-safe, and primary prevention efforts.