The Pasadena Public Health Department recommends that all children get blood lead level screenings, and requires all of its clinics in the service area to conduct screenings to detect and prevent lead exposure.
The CDC recommends that lead screening should begin at 9 to 12 months of age and be considered again at approximately 24 months of age when blood lead levels peak.
For more information about lead screening recommendations, please visit the California Department of Public Health's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch.
It is only in the last 10 years that candy has been tested for lead. You can't tell if candy has lead in it just by looking at it or tasting it. Check the list for safe candy choices at http://leadinmexicancandy.com/ and ask your health care provider to have your child tested for lead.