Children Tested for Lead by Age Group

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Lead is a powerful toxin that stunts mental and physical growth for kids. The only effective way to stop lead poisoning before it starts is to remove lead from homes and the environment before children are exposed. Lead exposure in children causes lifelong health, educational and developmental impacts, in particular for children exposed at a very young age.
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Definitions: The number and percentage of children 6-26 months and less than 6 years old tested for lead.

Data Source: As reported by the N.J. Department of Health, Division of Family Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Services, Child and Adolescent Health Program, Annual Childhood Lead Exposure reports.  

Footnotes: Updated 8.8.18.

For 2012 ONLY the age designation was 6-29 months. County totals may not sum to statewide figures due to instances in which county of residence was not specified.