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Toddlers with elevated blood lead levels by single age in Vermont

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Why This Indicator Matters

Exposure to this environmental toxin can have serious effects on physical and mental development, and young children and pregnant women are at special risk. Lead poisoning is preventable. Vermont maintains a goal of universal screening of blood lead levels for 1 and 2 year olds. Vermont was the first state to define 5 µg/dL as an elevated blood lead level; the CDC concurs. It is recognized that no level of exposure to lead is safe.

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Definition and Source



The number and percent of children ages 1 and 2, among those tested, who have been found to have blood lead levels above 5 µg/dL

Data Source

Vermont Department of Health, Division of Environmental Health, Healthy Homes Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, Annual Reports on Program Outcomes and Activities.


Updated December 2022

Last Updated

January 2023