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Illinois expands lead exposure risk areas, adds 148 new ZIP codes

5 Jul 2024 2:17 PM | Deborah Hodges (Administrator)

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Wednesday an expanded list of high-risk for lead exposure ZIP codes. [IL-DPH and WGN] 

IDPH is recommending increased mandatory testing for lead exposure of children who live within those areas.

One hundred and forty-eight new zip codes, representing parts of 60 Illinois counties, have been added to the list this year, bringing the total of high-risk ZIP codes to almost 1,200.

See List here by Zip Code>

IOMC is working with the Lead Abatement Resource Center Foundation on providing efforts to the children, families and communities. More details soon. 



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