Multnomah County Lead Poisoning OR Prevention Program

Jan 01, 2019 | by
  • Description

The Multnomah County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is jointly funded by the Portland Water Bureau (PWB), State of Oregon Health Authority, and Multnomah County. The program works in partnership with other community groups and government agencies in the greater Portland metropolitan area to eliminate lead poisoning and make Multnomah Countyhousing lead-safe. Services provided include The Leadline, a telephone information and referral line for questions about lead, lead testing, and lead in drinking water; Community outreach and education, including participation in community health fairs and community presentations; Home investigations for families who have children with high blood lead levelsto assist with identification and reduction of exposure to lead; Lead screening for children and those at greatest risk for lead poisoning; and Coordination of services with other agencies to create an efficient program designed to prevent lead poisoning from all sources.