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If your child has a blood lead level = (greater than or equal to) 5.0 and < (less than) 9.5 micrograms per deciliter (ug/dL), the Douglas County Health Department will send you a letter providing you with the test results and setting forth the CDC recommendations for retesting. In addition, the letter will provide a number that can be called to request an inspection of your home.


Due to the number of inspections of homes of children with higher lead levels [that is, = (greater than or equal to) 9.5 micrograms per deciliter (ug/dL)] as well as limited resources, the inspection of homes of children with lower lead levels will be conducted as soon as possible.


An inspection of a home of children falling in the blood lead levels stated above will attempt to identify lead hazards that may be contributing to the child’s blood lead level. During the inspection in the child’s home, Douglas County Health Department staff:

  • Will educate the child’s parents/guardian about lead poisoning prevention
  • Will conduct a physical inspection inside and outside of the home to identify potential lead hazards, this may include:
    • Testing of painted surfaces using special equipment (no damage to the property will occur)
    • Sampling of other surfaces using special “wipes”
    • Testing of other potential lead sources (such as food/spices, makeup, ceramic dishes, pots and pans, jewelry and other items).
  • May interview the child’s parents/guardian and other family members

For more information, please call (402) 444-7825.

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