Children under the age of 6 are at the highest risk for elevated blood lead levels. Lead can harm a child's growth, behavior and ability to learn. Lead exposure happens when children come in contact with lead, generally from lead-based paint or lead plumbing supplying drinking water.
A simple blood test can determine the level of lead in your child's blood. Contact your family doctor or the Berrien County Health Department to ask about getting a lead test for your child if you believe they may have been at risk of lead exposure.