Lead Exposure

The Maine CDC provides guidance and statistics about lead paint screenings and lead paint poisoning by county.

'Maine's Immunization Information System, ImmPact, can help pediatric providers view patients' blood lead test history. ImmPact also allows pediatric providers to run reports that identify patients in need of a blood lead screening test or those in need of a follow-up test. This module in ImmPact can help your practice comply with Maine's new blood lead testing requirements to test all children at ages 1 and 2 years.

Maine CDC's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Unit will provide access to the Blood Lead Module to pediatric providers that participate in a brief online training. At least one person from your practice must take the training before we activate the Blood Lead Module.'

Effective June 27, 2019, Maine law requires blood lead tests for all children at 1 and 2 years of age. Please see below for guidelines for testing and reporting.

Screenings: https://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/tables/9820-lead-screenings#detailed/2/any/false/37,871,870,573,869,36,868,867,133,38/any/19116,19115

Poisoning: https://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/tables/9821-lead-poisoning?loc=21&loct=5#detailed/5/3284-3299/false/37,871,870,573,869,36,868,867,133,38/any/19117,19983