Lead is found in the air, soil, dust and paint in and around buildings built before 1978. Other sources containing lead include building components, paint, vintage items, lead crystal, hardware, toys, dishes, water, solder, and folk medicine. 

Lead poisoning in children or adults can occur when an individual breathes, drinks or eats too much lead. People with lead poisoning can have learning, behavior and health problems. 

Fillmore County Public Health provides blood lead testing for qualifying pregnant women and children. The department also provides education and resources regarding lead prevention and removal. 

More information about lead is available from the Minnesota Department of Health

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Fillmore County does not discriminate based on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or handicapped status in employment or provision of services. 
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