Lead Poisoning is a medical condition caused by elevated levels of the heavy metal lead in the body. Lead is toxic to many organs and tissues including the heart, bones, kidneys, and nervous system. Because it affects the development of the nervous system, it is particularly toxic to children, who may suffer permanent learning or behavior disorders due to prolonged exposure.
Department of Health Data
- See the Adult Lead and the Childhood Lead Poisoning datasets.
Pennsylvania's Lead Surveillance Program
- See Pennsylvania's Lead Surveillance Annual Report.
Behavioral Health Risks of Pennsylvania Adults
- Reports containing data from annual surveys of modifiable risks that affect people's health.
External Data Sources
Childhood Lead Poisoning Data, Statistics, and Surveillance (CDC)