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Lead-Safe Kids and Healthy Homes

Childhood lead poisoning

The City of Minneapolis aims to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in Minneapolis through outreach, education and partnership with various housing, health, regulatory and community-based agencies.A young child has her blood lead level tested by a quick capillary test.

Childhood lead poisoning is one of the most common yet preventable health problems in the United States. Lead is highly toxic and can be found in chipping and peeling paint, soil, and unregulated products.

Children usually have no overt symptoms, but the damage is profound—including lower academic achievement and behavioral problems.

Ensuring that all children are tested will promote prevention, education and early intervention, and can reduce lead poisoning.

Learn More About Lead

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Health & Safety

Legislation & Funding

Lead and Minneapolis Drinking Water

To find out if your home has lead service lines, call 612-673-2865

Avoiding Lead Contamination in Water in Minnesota - MN Department of Health

Fact Sheet (http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/water/factsheet/com/leadwatermn.html)

City of Minneapolis tap water information


Public Works - Minneapolis drinking water

Lead Fact Sheet

Leadie Eddie Van

Lead Testing Van

The City of Minneapolis Health Department periodically contracts with Sustainable Resource Center to bring its mobile testing lab to neighborhoods with high risk for childhood lead poisoning.

View the calendar of mobile lead testing for children.




Lead and asthma risk in Minneapolis

Lead and asthma risk in Minneapolis, by neighborhood

Help prevent lead poisoning with good nutrition

Nutrition and lead recipe and resource guide 


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Last updated Jan 11, 2021



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