No safe blood lead level in children has been identified. “Lead Poisoning” is defined as a confirmed level of lead in human blood of five micrograms per deciliter (5 µg/dl) or greater.
Lead exposure can affect nearly every system in the body. Because lead exposure often occurs with no obvious symptoms, it frequently goes unrecognized.
State Law Mandates
State law mandates blood lead screening for all “high risk” children 72 months (6 years) of age and below. A “High risk” child is defined as a child that:
Lives in or regularly visits a house built before 1950. (This includes a day care center, preschool, or home of a baby sitter or relative.)
Lives in or visits a house that has peeling, chipping, dusting or chalking paint.
Lives in or visits a house built before 1978 with recent, ongoing, or planned renovation/remodeling.
Has a sibling or playmate who has or did have lead poisoning.
Frequently comes in contact with an adult who has a hobby or works with lead. Examples are construction, welding, pottery, painting, and casting ammunition.
Note* Every child on Medicaid is also mandated by the State to be tested for lead.
71 South Washington Street
Tiffin, OH 44883
(419) 447-3691 ext. 6333
Seneca County General Health District
Tiffin, OH 44883
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lead awareness education.
Follow-up and case management for elevated lead levels
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71 South Washington St. Suite 1102 Tiffin, OH 44883
In the event of a public health emergency* the Seneca County General Health District can be contacted at anytime.
During regular business hours please call (419) 447-3691.
Regular business hours are Monday - Friday.
Nursing & Vital Statistics: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Environmental: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WIC: M-W 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thu. 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
After business hours, weekends, and holidays please contact the SCGHD Health Commissioner via the Seneca County Sheriff's Office at (419) 447-3456
*A public health emergency includes Class A reportable disease, foodborne illness, and bioterrorism event.