Childhood Lead Program

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The Bergen County Department of Health Services, Office of Environmental Health,Childhood Lead Program (CLP) is tasked to implement New Jersey Childhood Leadregulations found at N.J.A.C. 8:51A as amended

Our Goals

The goal of the BCDHS CLP Program is to identify all children under 6 years of age who have elevated levels of lead in their blood.

We educate families about the effects of elevated blood lead levels and provide prevention materials.

Educational materials include: education on nutrition, hand-washing, housekeeping, and other ways to reduce lead exposure and to ensure Healthy Homes.

What We Do

When a child, up to 72 months age or older is determined to have a confirmed elevated blood lead level, this triggers action for an Environmental Intervention and Case Management plan for the affected child.

Environmental intervention/Full Hazard Assessments help to eliminate and identify lead hazards such as: lead paint, contaminated soil, ambient sources, and contaminated dust as part of protecting children in their primary/secondary residences, as well as relocation residences.

Services Provided by Case Managers

  • Guidance on home safety.
  • Assist in identifying possible peeling/ chipping lead paint sources.
  • Home visits that include education.
  • Educate proper housekeeping and hand-washing techniques that will reduce lead dust exposure.
  • Identify possible cultural and consumer products within the home that may be contributing to lead exposure.
  • Nutritional assessments and education on proper nutrition that decreases absorption of lead in the body.

Shared Services

The goal of the BCDHS CLP Program is to identify all children under 6 years of age who have elevated levels of lead in their blood.

We educate families about the effects of elevated blood lead levels and provide prevention materials.

Educational materials include: education on nutrition, hand-washing, housekeeping, and other ways to reduce lead exposure and to ensure healthy homes.

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Schedule a FREE Capillary Lead Screening

Uninsured and Under-insured

A blood test is the only way to find out if your child has been affected by lead. A blood lead screening test can be performed by a simple finger-stick and if results are high a venous blood test should follow. Your child’s pediatrician can provide more information.

Every child should be tested at 12 and at 24 months of age. Children ages 3 to 6 years old who have never been tested should also be tested.

Contact Rita Angulo, RN, BS

(201) 634 - 2648

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Contact Us

Lori Young RN, BSN, MS

Nurse Case Manager for Childhood Lead Program

Phone: 201-634-2673

lyoung@co.bergen.nj.us


 Bergen County Department of Health Services

One Bergen County Plaza  • 4th Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-634-2600 • Fax: 201-336-6086

Health & Safety Hotline: 201-225-7000

healthdept@co.bergen.nj.us